City of Adelaide

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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Adelaide - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing740.84.0490.53.7+25
Mining961.01.21161.21.2-20
Manufacturing3433.78.04254.29.9-82
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services680.71.2930.91.3-25
Construction3103.37.63043.07.1+6
Wholesale Trade2052.22.82172.23.3-12
Retail Trade7768.410.77867.910.6-10
Accommodation and Food Services1,18912.86.71,05810.65.9+131
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1822.04.11791.83.9+3
Information Media and Telecommunications2052.21.32702.71.4-65
Financial and Insurance Services3724.02.73193.22.8+53
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1711.81.31571.61.2+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,12512.15.61,16611.75.2-41
Administrative and Support Services2292.53.62842.83.2-55
Public Administration and Safety7548.17.17197.26.7+35
Education and Training1,02611.18.69219.27.5+105
Health Care and Social Assistance1,37414.814.81,37313.712.8+1
Arts and Recreation Services2432.61.42392.41.2+4
Other Services2672.93.92582.63.7+9
Industry not classified2582.83.31561.61.8+102
Total Persons9,267100.0100.09,089100.0100.0+178

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the 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, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.7% in Accommodation and Food Services and 5.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.1% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (3.3% 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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