City of Adelaide

Industry sector analysis - All industries

In 2020/21, the City of Adelaide contributed 17.4% of South Australia’s employment and 21.0% of its value added.

Industry sector profiles reveal the way in which each industry contributes to the economy in the City of Adelaide using ten economic measures generated by NIEIR economic modelling. This helps in understanding the role each industry sector plays in the economy.

For example, some industry sectors generate substantial output (turnover), but are not big employers and targeting those industry sectors may not meet the economic development objective of maximising employment.

In the first chart, you can also see how the output of an industry is divided between local sales, domestic exports and international exports. This information can reveal how an industry is structured, and whether it is focused on exporting or on serving the local population.

The table and second chart also show how the City of Adelaide contributes to the wider economy. For example, Agriculture in the City of Adelaide contributes 0.3% of South Australia’s Agriculture employment.

Industry sector analysis data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total), Employment by industry (FTE), Value added, Importsand Exports to see how each specific industry fits into the wider picture of all industries within the City of Adelaide. To see how concentrated each industry sector is, visit the Employment locations section.

The third chart refers to how employment in the City of Adelaide has changed overtime and how it compares to expected changes based on benchmark and industry trends. This type of analysis is explored further within the Shift-share analysis economic tool.”

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Industry sector analysis
City of Adelaide - All industries - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Economic measureCity of AdelaideSouth AustraliaCity of Adelaide as a % of South AustraliaCity of AdelaideSouth AustraliaCity of Adelaide as a % of South Australiachange
Employment (total)148,369852,85117.4%135,841807,20816.8%+12,528
Employment (FTE)123,118694,77617.7%114,832657,63617.5%+8,286
FTE to total employment ratio0.830.810%0.850.810%-0.02
Output/Total Sales ($m)42,128.93211,946.3519.9%35,943.01190,099.4018.9%+6,185.92
Value add ($m)20,191.8796,047.6621.0%18,031.7789,619.3020.1%+2,160.10
Exports ($m)23,286.2583,131.2728.0%20,108.8276,835.5526.2%+3,177.43
Exports (domestic) ($m)21,957.3167,224.5832.7%18,915.3359,223.9631.9%+3,041.97
Exports (international) ($m)1,328.9415,906.698.4%1,193.4917,611.596.8%+135.46
Imports (domestic) ($m)4,007.7273,454.595.5%3,545.9865,672.315.4%+461.74
Imports (international) ($m)2,250.4125,855.818.7%1,921.5023,463.138.2%+328.91
Local Sales ($m)18,887.94129,130.5214.6%15,889.35113,578.5414.0%+2,998.59
Worker productivity ($ per worker)136,092112,6190%132,742111,0240%+3,350

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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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