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Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Adelaide’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Adelaide residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Adelaide, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Adelaide are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Adelaide 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Adelaide%Number%Greater Adelaide%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing740.81.2490.51.0+25
Mining961.00.81161.30.8-20
Manufacturing3433.77.64254.710.4-82
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services680.71.3931.01.4-25
Construction3103.37.83043.37.6+6
Wholesale Trade2052.22.92172.43.6-12
Retail Trade7768.410.87868.611.4-10
Accommodation and Food Services1,18912.86.71,05811.66.1+131
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1822.04.11792.04.1+3
Information Media and Telecommunications2052.21.52703.01.6-65
Financial and Insurance Services3724.03.13193.53.4+53
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1711.81.41571.71.4+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,12512.16.41,16612.86.3-41
Administrative and Support Services2292.53.72843.13.5-55
Public Administration and Safety7548.17.77197.97.7+35
Education and Training1,02611.18.992110.18.2+105
Health Care and Social Assistance1,37414.815.61,37315.114.2+1
Arts and Recreation Services2432.61.52392.61.4+4
Other Services2672.94.02582.84.0+9
Industry not classified2582.83.31561.71.8+102

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 15.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Industry not classified, Greater Adelaide: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Construction, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 12.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 12.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 8.1% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Industry not classified, City of Adelaide: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +25 Mining, City of Adelaide: -20 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -82 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -25 Construction, City of Adelaide: +6 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -12 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +131 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +3 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -65 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +53 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: -41 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -55 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +35 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +105 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +1 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +4 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +9 Industry not classified, City of Adelaide: +102
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in City of Adelaide in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,374 people or 14.8%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,189 people or 12.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,125 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,688 people in total or 39.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 15.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.7% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (3.3% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.7% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+131 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+105 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+102 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-82 resident workforce)

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