RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,1865.84.03,1915.63.7-5
Mining8091.51.28361.51.2-27
Manufacturing3,5906.68.04,2507.59.9-660
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6991.31.26721.21.3+27
Construction4,8648.97.64,8398.57.1+25
Wholesale Trade1,3592.52.81,7413.13.3-382
Retail Trade5,4499.910.75,84110.310.6-392
Accommodation and Food Services3,6416.66.73,5036.25.9+138
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8603.44.11,8723.33.9-12
Information Media and Telecommunications5891.11.36411.11.4-52
Financial and Insurance Services1,2342.32.71,2362.22.8-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8231.51.37901.41.2+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,3726.25.63,3265.95.2+46
Administrative and Support Services1,9173.53.61,7373.13.2+180
Public Administration and Safety3,5926.67.13,6956.56.7-103
Education and Training5,2119.58.64,7438.47.5+468
Health Care and Social Assistance7,84714.314.87,29212.912.8+555
Arts and Recreation Services8591.61.47981.41.2+61
Other Services2,1363.93.92,0803.73.7+56
Industry not classified1,7643.23.39201.61.8+844
Total Persons54,801100.0100.054,003100.0100.0+798

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,847 people or 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (5,449 people or 9.9%)
  • Education and Training (5,211 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 18,507 people in total or 33.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade and 8.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (6.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (8.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (9.5% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+844 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-660 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+555 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+468 resident workforce)

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