City of Playford

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Playford, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,104 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 the 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 the 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Playford2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4985.54.01,5766.04.3-78
Mining650.21.32290.91.7-164
Manufacturing1,8686.98.53,84514.79.5-1,977
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2681.01.42821.11.5-14
Construction1,7556.58.61,3875.38.2+368
Wholesale Trade4781.83.14911.93.3-13
Retail Trade4,57816.911.03,80714.510.8+771
Accommodation and Food Services1,7306.46.71,5746.06.4+155
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8483.14.57813.04.5+67
Information Media and Telecommunications1370.51.41500.61.7-13
Financial and Insurance Services1910.72.91720.72.9+19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2200.81.22290.91.4-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4361.65.93811.55.6+55
Administrative and Support Services1,2224.53.51,0764.13.5+146
Public Administration and Safety1,6106.07.31,3255.07.0+286
Education and Training2,89410.78.62,6009.98.3+293
Health Care and Social Assistance6,10422.614.55,49020.914.0+614
Arts and Recreation Services3431.31.41880.71.5+155
Other Services7652.84.16542.54.0+111
Total industries27,010100.0100.026,237100.0100.0+773

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Playford in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,104 people or 22.6%)
  • Retail Trade (4,578 people or 16.9%)
  • Education and Training (2,894 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,575 people in total or 50.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.0% in Retail Trade and 8.6% 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 the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (22.6% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (16.9% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Playford increased by increased by 773 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+771 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+614 local workers)
  • Construction (+368 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+293 local workers)

City of Playford

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