City of Playford
Resident workers - Industry
Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Playford’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.
Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Playford residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Playford, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.
Industry sector statistics in the City of Playford are influenced by a range of factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
- The educational levels of the local population; and
- The working and social aspirations of the local population.
Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|City of Playford||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia%||Number||%||South Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||840||2.6||4.0||638||2.1||3.9||+202||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||425||1.3||1.2||376||1.2||1.3||+49||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,936||5.9||6.7||1,651||5.4||6.3||+285||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||2,061||6.3||4.1||1,881||6.1||4.2||+180||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||307||0.9||1.3||312||1.0||1.4||-5||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||555||1.7||2.7||605||2.0||3.0||-50||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||307||0.9||1.3||270||0.9||1.3||+37||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||925||2.8||5.6||777||2.5||5.5||+148||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,500||4.6||3.6||1,394||4.6||3.4||+106||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,534||7.8||7.1||2,313||7.6||7.1||+221||39000||P|
|Education and Training||1,850||5.7||8.6||1,470||4.8||7.9||+380||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||4,372||13.4||14.8||3,589||11.7||13.6||+783||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||290||0.9||1.4||274||0.9||1.3||+16||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||1,431||4.4||3.3||725||2.4||1.9||+706||44000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in City of Playford in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (4,372 people or 13.4%)
- Retail Trade (4,283 people or 13.1%)
- Manufacturing (3,755 people or 11.5%)
In combination these three industries employed 12,410 people in total or 38.0% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.0% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Playford and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (11.5% compared to 8.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (13.1% compared to 10.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (5.7% compared to 8.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 5.6%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Playford were for those employed in:
- Manufacturing (-1,498 resident workforce)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+783 resident workforce)
- Industry not classified (+706 resident workforce)
- Education and Training (+380 resident workforce)