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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Playford - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8402.64.06381.93.7+202
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4251.31.23761.11.3+49
Wholesale Trade1,0473.22.81,2683.83.3-221
Retail Trade4,28313.110.74,01711.910.6+266
Accommodation and Food Services1,9365.96.71,6514.95.9+285
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0616.34.11,8815.63.9+180
Information Media and Telecommunications3070.91.33120.91.4-5
Financial and Insurance Services5551.72.76051.82.8-50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3070.91.32700.81.2+37
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9252.85.67772.35.2+148
Administrative and Support Services1,5004.63.61,3944.13.2+106
Public Administration and Safety2,5347.87.12,3136.86.7+221
Education and Training1,8505.78.61,4704.37.5+380
Health Care and Social Assistance4,37213.414.83,58910.612.8+783
Arts and Recreation Services2900.91.42740.81.2+16
Other Services1,2733.93.91,1283.33.7+145
Industry not classified1,4314.43.37252.11.8+706
Total Persons32,660100.0100.030,589100.0100.0+2,071

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the 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 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%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (13.1% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

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)

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