City of Salisbury

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Salisbury, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 8,543 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Salisbury2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6741.24.05581.14.3+116
Mining2590.51.33740.71.7-115
Manufacturing8,54315.88.58,70717.39.5-163
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3810.71.43710.71.5+11
Construction4,0217.48.63,6337.28.2+388
Wholesale Trade3,4326.33.12,9325.83.3+500
Retail Trade6,10911.311.05,12210.210.8+987
Accommodation and Food Services2,5954.86.72,3944.86.4+201
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9647.34.53,6247.24.5+339
Information Media and Telecommunications6081.11.47861.61.7-178
Financial and Insurance Services3370.62.93840.82.9-47
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5000.91.25471.11.4-47
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0933.95.91,8213.65.6+272
Administrative and Support Services1,5542.93.51,4832.93.5+71
Public Administration and Safety7,04213.07.36,45012.87.0+592
Education and Training4,7008.78.64,4548.98.3+246
Health Care and Social Assistance4,8969.014.54,5299.014.0+367
Arts and Recreation Services4240.81.43300.71.5+93
Other Services2,0893.94.11,7933.64.0+296
Total industries54,221100.0100.050,291100.0100.0+3,929

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (8,543 people or 15.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (7,042 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (6,109 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 21,695 people in total or 40.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 7.3% in Public Administration and Safety and 11.0% in Retail Trade.

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 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (13.0% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.0% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Salisbury increased by increased by 3,929 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+987 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+592 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+500 local workers)
  • Construction (+388 local workers)

City of Salisbury

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