City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Employment by industry (Total)

In City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 17,034 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 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 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 Enfield2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2020.23.82470.34.5-45
Mining7070.91.66000.81.7+107
Manufacturing17,03420.99.515,43120.79.2+1,603
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,0612.51.41,8852.51.4+176
Construction9,65211.88.48,67911.67.9+973
Wholesale Trade5,9657.33.25,1076.83.1+858
Retail Trade7,7419.510.27,2579.710.8+484
Accommodation and Food Services3,2784.06.32,8143.86.5+464
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,70210.74.67,91510.64.5+788
Information Media and Telecommunications4370.51.73000.41.5+137
Financial and Insurance Services4240.52.74480.62.8-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8141.01.37401.01.3+74
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5143.16.52,1732.95.9+341
Administrative and Support Services2,4733.03.82,0762.83.5+397
Public Administration and Safety4,4485.46.74,5266.17.0-77
Education and Training3,8144.78.33,7945.18.5+19
Health Care and Social Assistance6,7768.314.56,2278.314.4+549
Arts and Recreation Services8751.11.57291.01.5+146
Other Services3,7634.63.83,6574.94.0+105
Total industries81,680100.0100.074,606100.0100.0+7,074

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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 City of Port Adelaide Enfield in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (17,034 people or 20.9%)
  • Construction (9,652 people or 11.8%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8,702 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35,389 people in total or 43.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.5% in Manufacturing; 8.4% in Construction and 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (20.9% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.3% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.7% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (7.3% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of Port Adelaide Enfield increased by increased by 7,074 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Manufacturing (+1,603 local workers)
  • Construction (+973 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+858 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+788 local workers)

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