City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 15,829 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 Port Adelaide Enfield. 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 Port Adelaide Enfield 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 Port Adelaide Enfield'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 Port Adelaide Enfield2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2930.44.02470.34.3+47
Mining4870.61.35390.71.7-52
Manufacturing15,82919.68.515,70021.49.5+129
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,9652.41.41,8252.51.5+140
Construction10,04112.58.69,03712.38.2+1,004
Wholesale Trade5,1216.43.15,2437.13.3-122
Retail Trade8,08710.011.06,8399.310.8+1,248
Accommodation and Food Services3,4064.26.72,6823.66.4+725
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,87211.04.57,71510.54.5+1,156
Information Media and Telecommunications3990.51.43210.41.7+77
Financial and Insurance Services4750.62.94690.62.9+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7200.91.27471.01.4-27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1012.65.91,9322.65.6+169
Administrative and Support Services2,3232.93.51,9842.73.5+339
Public Administration and Safety5,0426.37.34,4526.17.0+590
Education and Training3,9634.98.63,7185.18.3+244
Health Care and Social Assistance6,6038.214.55,8558.014.0+748
Arts and Recreation Services7590.91.46610.91.5+98
Other Services4,1515.14.13,5264.84.0+626
Total industries80,637100.0100.073,491100.0100.0+7,146

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 Port Adelaide Enfield in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (15,829 people or 19.6%)
  • Construction (10,041 people or 12.5%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8,872 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 34,742 people in total or 43.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 8.6% in Construction and 4.5% 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 the field of Manufacturing (19.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.0% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.2% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.5% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield increased by increased by 7,146 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+1,248 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,156 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,004 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+748 local workers)

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