City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Employment by industry (FTE)

In City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 14,450 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Port Adelaide Enfield2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1820.34.72580.46.5-76
Mining6771.02.07371.12.4-60
Manufacturing14,45020.910.114,34521.810.0+105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,0933.01.71,6062.41.5+486
Construction8,88912.99.68,11512.38.7+774
Wholesale Trade5,3107.73.44,4746.83.2+836
Retail Trade5,9048.58.95,6428.69.2+262
Accommodation and Food Services2,1913.24.91,9723.05.2+219
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,05011.75.18,29012.65.4-240
Information Media and Telecommunications3320.51.62410.41.5+91
Financial and Insurance Services3200.52.53770.62.7-57
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7341.11.46941.11.4+40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1963.27.12,1033.26.7+93
Administrative and Support Services1,7902.63.31,4412.22.9+349
Public Administration and Safety3,6615.36.93,6815.66.9-20
Education and Training3,0494.48.23,1164.78.0-68
Health Care and Social Assistance5,2737.613.44,7697.212.5+504
Arts and Recreation Services6140.91.36010.91.4+13
Other Services3,3444.83.93,3745.14.0-30
Total industries69,059100.0100.065,836100.0100.0+3,223

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 full-time equivalent local workers in City of Port Adelaide Enfield in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (14,450 people or 20.9%)
  • Construction (8,889 people or 12.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8,050 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,389 people in total or 45.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.1% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Construction and 5.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (20.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in City of Port Adelaide Enfield increased by increased by 3,223 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in City of Port Adelaide Enfield were for those employed in:

  • Wholesale Trade (+836 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+774 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+504 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+486 full-time equivalent local workers)

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