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Industry composition

In 2018, the Household services sector accounted for 35.9% of employment in the City of Adelaide. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (32.7% in 2008)

Understanding the economic role of the 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 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.

Employment composition
Employment composition Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 0.1% Mining, 2018: 1.1% Goods related, 2018: 15.4% Public administration and safety, 2018: 17.8% Business services, 2018: 29.7% Household services, 2018: 35.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 0.1% Mining, 2013: 1.6% Goods related, 2013: 17.9% Public administration and safety, 2013: 16.9% Business services, 2013: 30.6% Household services, 2013: 32.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 0.2% Mining, 2008: 1.5% Goods related, 2008: 17.1% Public administration and safety, 2008: 16.8% Business services, 2008: 31.7% Household services, 2008: 32.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Employment composition
City of Adelaide201820132008
Household services49,97935.945,93132.940,40832.7
Business services41,31629.742,68230.639,19531.7
Public administration and safety24,73417.823,56716.920,79416.8
Goods related21,49015.424,96517.921,14217.1
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1600.11630.12670.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

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