City of Marion

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 the 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 varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

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 Marion 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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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Marion20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing730.34.0500.23.9+23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services960.41.2680.31.3+28
Wholesale Trade4852.22.87313.23.5-246
Retail Trade3,42815.810.75,05821.911.2-1,630
Accommodation and Food Services1,4006.46.71,5726.86.2-172
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6082.84.15552.44.1+53
Information Media and Telecommunications1890.91.32691.21.4-80
Financial and Insurance Services1,4196.52.71,4716.43.0-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2291.11.32351.01.3-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9264.35.58293.65.5+97
Administrative and Support Services7343.43.66742.93.4+60
Public Administration and Safety1,2815.97.11,3015.67.1-20
Education and Training2,26310.48.71,8307.98.0+433
Health Care and Social Assistance3,27815.114.82,79212.113.6+486
Arts and Recreation Services6032.81.45162.21.3+87
Other Services9174.23.99384.13.9-21
Industry not classified7413.43.33941.71.9+347
Total persons21,707100.0100.023,045100.0100.0-1,338

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

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

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,969 people in total or 41.3% of the 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 the field of Retail Trade (15.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (6.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (10.4% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Marion were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-1,630 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-888 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+486 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+433 local workers)

City of Marion

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