City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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 the 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).

Data source

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, the 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 Enfield20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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 Warehousing6,1099.74.16,05110.04.1+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
Total persons63,162100.0100.060,813100.0100.0+2,349

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,593 people in total or 38.9% of the 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 the field of Manufacturing (18.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.1% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.6% compared to 2.8%)

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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