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Industry composition

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

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, 2019: 0.1% Mining, 2019: 1.1% Goods related, 2019: 16.1% Public administration and safety, 2019: 18.0% Business services, 2019: 30.1% Household services, 2019: 34.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2014: 0.1% Mining, 2014: 1.6% Goods related, 2014: 17.3% Public administration and safety, 2014: 17.0% Business services, 2014: 30.6% Household services, 2014: 33.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2009: 0.2% Mining, 2009: 1.5% Goods related, 2009: 17.5% Public administration and safety, 2009: 16.8% Business services, 2009: 31.5% Household services, 2009: 32.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
City of Adelaide201920142009
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
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
Goods related23,23516.123,54317.322,24117.5
Mining1,5641.12,2191.61,8631.5
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1450.11630.12520.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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

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