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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, making up 18.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Port Adelaide Enfield 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 Port Adelaide Enfield.

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).

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, City of Port Adelaide Enfield 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 Port Adelaide Enfield 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2050.34.01600.33.9+45
Mining2920.51.21990.31.3+93
Manufacturing11,36318.08.015,40425.310.6-4,041
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4272.31.21,4012.31.3+26
Construction5,1378.17.64,5507.57.5+587
Wholesale Trade4,1416.62.84,4347.33.5-293
Retail Trade7,12111.310.75,7269.411.2+1,395
Accommodation and Food Services2,8464.56.72,3433.96.2+503
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,1099.74.16,0519.94.1+58
Information Media and Telecommunications3010.51.31590.31.4+142
Financial and Insurance Services3900.62.74880.83.0-98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6171.01.36001.01.3+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,7842.85.51,6442.75.5+140
Administrative and Support Services1,7652.83.61,3792.33.4+386
Public Administration and Safety4,0616.47.13,8826.47.1+179
Education and Training3,4565.58.73,1115.18.0+345
Health Care and Social Assistance5,7649.114.84,7267.813.6+1,038
Arts and Recreation Services6641.11.44780.81.3+186
Other Services3,0974.93.92,7934.63.9+304
Industry not classified2,6224.23.31,2922.11.9+1,330

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.3% Mining, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 18.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 2.3% Construction, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 6.6% Retail Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 9.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 6.4% Education and Training, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 9.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.1% Other Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 4.9% Industry not classified, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +45 Mining, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +93 Manufacturing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -4,041 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +26 Construction, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +587 Wholesale Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -293 Retail Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +1,395 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +503 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +58 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +142 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -98 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +140 Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +386 Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +179 Education and Training, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +345 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +1,038 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +186 Other Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +304 Industry not classified, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +1,330
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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 Port Adelaide Enfield in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (11,363 local workers 18.0%)
  • Retail Trade (7,121 local workers 11.3%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6,109 local workers 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,593 people in total or 38.9% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.0% in Manufacturing; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 4.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (18.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.1% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-4,041 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,395 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,330 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,038 local workers)

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