City of Adelaide

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Adelaide 44.7% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 55.3% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the City of Adelaide vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers key statistics - All industries
City of Adelaide20212016change
Namenumber%. South Australianumber%. South Australia2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)130,404100.0100.0117,604100.0100.0+12,800
Age structure
15 - 24 years14,33611.014.613,36911.414.1+967
25 - 54 years92,95271.363.383,63371.164.5+9,319
55 - 64 years18,46114.216.817,02314.516.8+1,438
65 years and over4,6483.65.33,5813.04.6+1,067
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance22,36817.216.418,10815.414.8+4,260
Public administration and safety22,03016.96.620,78917.77.1+1,241
Professional, scientific and technical services19,39414.96.114,50212.35.5+4,892
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers26,78320.512.527,03223.013.4-249
Hours worked
Full time83,55864.157.276,05264.758.2+7,506
Part time45,45434.941.440,02334.040.1+5,431
Bachelor or higher degree69,34153.230.653,56845.525.9+15,773
Advanced diploma or diploma14,68711.310.314,28612.110.6+401
Certificate level18,04813.824.817,60215.025.1+446
No qualifications26,10220.032.229,66525.235.8-3,563
Individual Income
Less than $50010,9318.414.3--00--
$500 -$1,99986,37966.270.0--00--
$2,000 or more32,30624.814.8--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport28,60821.95.337,03431.56.9-8,426
Walked only3,9663.02.43,8263.32.7+140
Other Characteristics
Born overseas42,28532.426.133,40228.423.2+8,883
Speaks a language other than English at home31,61924.218.624,02220.415.5+7,597
Arrived between 2016 and August 20219,1757.05.1--00--

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