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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, making up 13.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island.

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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,1749.14.03,1819.53.9-7
Mining3791.11.23961.21.3-17
Manufacturing2,5007.28.02,8068.310.6-306
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3080.91.23451.01.3-37
Construction2,5557.47.62,5027.47.5+53
Wholesale Trade7312.12.89122.73.5-181
Retail Trade4,30212.410.74,58913.611.2-287
Accommodation and Food Services3,3589.76.73,1899.56.2+169
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0743.14.11,0123.04.1+62
Information Media and Telecommunications2270.71.32240.71.4+3
Financial and Insurance Services4971.42.74551.43.0+42
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5091.51.35431.61.3-34
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6064.65.51,5034.55.5+103
Administrative and Support Services1,0313.03.68972.73.4+134
Public Administration and Safety1,5694.57.11,7215.17.1-152
Education and Training3,2689.48.72,9348.78.0+334
Health Care and Social Assistance4,53513.114.84,01111.913.6+524
Arts and Recreation Services5301.51.45201.51.3+10
Other Services1,4204.13.91,3033.93.9+117
Industry not classified1,1523.33.35831.71.9+569

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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 9.1% Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.1% Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.9% Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.1% Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 9.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.5% Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.5% Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.1% Industry not classified, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.3%
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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -7 Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -17 Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -306 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -37 Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +53 Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -181 Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -287 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +169 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +62 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +42 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -34 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +103 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +134 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -152 Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +334 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +524 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +10 Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +117 Industry not classified, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +569
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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,535 local workers 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,302 local workers 12.4%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (3,358 local workers 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,195 people in total or 35.1% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 6.7% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.1% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.1% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+569 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+524 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+334 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-306 local workers)

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