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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Marion, making up 15.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Marion regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Marion.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

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

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Marion 2016
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Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing730.34.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services960.41.2
Wholesale Trade4852.22.8
Retail Trade3,42815.810.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,4006.46.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6082.84.1
Information Media and Telecommunications1890.91.3
Financial and Insurance Services1,4196.52.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2291.11.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9264.35.5
Administrative and Support Services7343.43.6
Public Administration and Safety1,2815.97.1
Education and Training2,26310.48.7
Health Care and Social Assistance3,27815.114.8
Arts and Recreation Services6032.81.4
Other Services9174.23.9
Industry not classified7413.43.3

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Marion: 0.3% Mining, City of Marion: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Marion: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Marion: 0.4% Construction, City of Marion: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Marion: 2.2% Retail Trade, City of Marion: 15.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Marion: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Marion: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Marion: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Marion: 6.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Marion: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Marion: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Marion: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Marion: 5.9% Education and Training, City of Marion: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Marion: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Marion: 2.8% Other Services, City of Marion: 4.2% Industry not classified, City of Marion: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Marion in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (3,428 local workers 15.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,278 local workers 15.1%)
  • Education and Training (2,263 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,969 people in total or 41.3% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.7% in Retail Trade; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Marion and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (6.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 4.0%)