City of Adelaide

Industry composition

In 2020, the Household services sector accounted for 34.0% of employment in City of Adelaide. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (32.4% 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 Adelaide202020152010
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1300.11650.11820.1
Mining1,9861.42,2071.61,8271.4
Goods related22,23015.620,82215.521,48616.5
Household services48,56434.046,33734.542,11532.4
Business services46,17032.341,66031.042,06632.4
Public administration and safety23,64416.623,21017.322,14817.1
Total Industries142,723100.0134,401100.0129,824100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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