City of Salisbury

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Salisbury, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 8,662 local jobs in 2020/21.

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 Salisbury2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7991.53.86321.24.2+168
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4020.71.23940.81.4+8
Wholesale Trade3,2856.13.02,7805.43.0+505
Retail Trade5,0839.410.05,26710.110.8-184
Accommodation and Food Services2,2644.26.32,4914.86.7-227
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5666.64.53,9027.54.4-336
Information Media and Telecommunications4760.91.35211.01.5-45
Financial and Insurance Services2830.52.73240.62.8-41
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5511.01.35751.11.4-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5504.76.72,1244.16.0+426
Administrative and Support Services1,4172.63.41,5102.93.6-93
Public Administration and Safety6,72412.56.86,51312.57.0+211
Education and Training5,2829.89.24,6729.08.8+611
Health Care and Social Assistance4,9209.114.94,8599.414.8+61
Arts and Recreation Services5921.11.43390.71.4+253
Other Services2,0213.73.91,8373.54.0+185
Total industries53,954100.0100.051,905100.0100.0+2,048

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (8,662 people or 16.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (6,724 people or 12.5%)
  • Education and Training (5,282 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,668 people in total or 38.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.1% in Manufacturing; 6.8% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.2% in Education and Training.

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 (16.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (12.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.1% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Salisbury increased by increased by 2,048 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Education and Training (+611 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+505 local workers)
  • Construction (+428 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+426 local workers)

City of Salisbury

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