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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Playford, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,553 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Playford. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Playford regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Playford's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Playford2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5955.94.21,4245.44.0+171
Mining920.31.31860.71.6-94
Manufacturing1,9487.28.44,36216.49.9-2,414
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2480.91.22631.01.5-15
Construction1,6156.08.01,4185.38.3+197
Wholesale Trade3541.32.75622.13.5-209
Retail Trade4,10415.210.83,91214.710.8+191
Accommodation and Food Services1,5825.96.71,6106.16.4-28
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8833.34.47762.94.4+106
Information Media and Telecommunications1400.51.41200.51.7+20
Financial and Insurance Services1720.62.71810.73.0-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2611.01.42290.91.4+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4171.55.63751.45.6+42
Administrative and Support Services1,2814.73.71,0714.03.5+209
Public Administration and Safety1,5265.77.01,3245.07.0+202
Education and Training3,23212.09.12,5879.78.2+645
Health Care and Social Assistance6,55324.315.75,30520.013.6+1,249
Arts and Recreation Services2040.81.61920.71.5+11
Other Services7702.94.06522.54.0+117

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.2% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.7% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.0% Education and Training, South Australia: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 15.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.6% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Playford: 5.9% Mining, City of Playford: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Playford: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Construction, City of Playford: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Playford: 1.3% Retail Trade, City of Playford: 15.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: 1.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: 5.7% Education and Training, City of Playford: 12.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: 24.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: 0.8% Other Services, City of Playford: 2.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Playford: +171 Mining, City of Playford: -94 Manufacturing, City of Playford: -2,414 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: -15 Construction, City of Playford: +197 Wholesale Trade, City of Playford: -209 Retail Trade, City of Playford: +191 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: -28 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: +106 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: +20 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: +33 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: +42 Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: +209 Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: +202 Education and Training, City of Playford: +645 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: +1,249 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: +11 Other Services, City of Playford: +117
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Playford in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,553 people or 24.3%)
  • Retail Trade (4,104 people or 15.2%)
  • Education and Training (3,232 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 13,889 people in total or 51.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 15.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.8% in Retail Trade; and 9.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (24.3% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.0% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.5% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Playford increased by 426 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of Playford were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,414 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,249 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+645 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+209 local workers)

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