City of Adelaide

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 34.6% of employment in City of Adelaide. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (32.6% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of City of Adelaide provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the City of Adelaide's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

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Employment composition
City of Adelaide201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1450.11630.12520.2
Goods related23,23516.123,54317.322,24117.5
Household services50,01334.645,24433.341,47032.6
Business services43,45330.141,53330.640,09331.5
Public administration and safety25,97218.023,11417.021,43316.8
Total Industries144,382100.0135,816100.0127,352100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more.

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City of Adelaide

economic profile