City of Adelaide

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Adelaide 44.8% 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Adelaide in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
City of Adelaide20162011change
Namenumber%. South Australianumber%. South Australia2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)117,604100.0100.0115,309100.0100.0+2,295
Age structure
15 - 24 years13,36911.414.115,40513.415.4-2,036
25 - 54 years83,63371.164.581,47970.765.8+2,154
55 - 64 years17,02314.516.815,97213.915.6+1,051
65 years and over3,5813.04.62,4482.13.3+1,133
Top three industries
Public administration and safety20,78917.77.120,31217.67.1+477
Health care and social assistance18,10815.414.817,57415.213.6+534
Professional, scientific and technical services14,50212.35.514,90512.95.5-403
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers27,03223.013.429,06725.214.4-2,035
Hours worked
Full time76,05264.758.275,92265.859.2+130
Part time40,02334.040.137,70832.737.1+2,315
Bachelor or higher degree53,56845.525.947,24141.022.1+6,327
Advanced diploma or diploma14,28612.110.613,47011.79.4+816
Certificate level17,60215.025.116,78014.623.6+822
No qualifications29,66525.235.834,01829.541.0-4,353
Individual Income
Less than $50014,58412.419.4--00--
$500 -$1,74973,56362.664.7--00--
$1,750 or more28,11623.914.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport37,03431.56.934,61830.06.7+2,416
Walked only3,8263.32.74,1613.63.2-335
Other Characteristics
Born overseas33,40228.423.230,75926.722.0+2,643
Speaks a language other than English at home24,02220.415.520,50117.813.1+3,521
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166,4685.53.8--00--

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