City of Salisbury

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Salisbury, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 10,170 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Salisbury. 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 the City of Salisbury 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 the City of Salisbury'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 Salisbury2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5490.93.86891.34.4-141
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6891.11.54350.81.4+254
Wholesale Trade3,8175.92.62,8915.22.8+925
Retail Trade5,3498.39.35,4619.910.6-112
Accommodation and Food Services2,7204.26.42,4924.56.5+228
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,0289.44.74,5618.34.8+1,467
Information Media and Telecommunications4930.81.45541.01.5-61
Financial and Insurance Services4180.73.02990.52.6+119
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7071.11.26581.21.5+49
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,8596.06.82,3134.25.8+1,545
Administrative and Support Services1,7122.73.61,6002.93.7+111
Public Administration and Safety7,08011.06.76,39711.66.9+683
Education and Training5,8709.18.54,8618.88.5+1,009
Health Care and Social Assistance7,22411.217.15,2769.615.0+1,947
Arts and Recreation Services3160.51.44140.81.8-98
Other Services2,1533.44.11,9463.54.0+207
Total industries64,238100.0100.055,138100.0100.0+9,100

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 the City of Salisbury in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (10,170 people or 15.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,224 people or 11.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (7,080 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 24,473 people in total or 38.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 17.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.7% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (15.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (11.2% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (11.0% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Salisbury increased by 9,100 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,947 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,545 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,467 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,009 local workers)

City of Salisbury

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