City of Salisbury

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Salisbury, making up 15.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Salisbury 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 City of Salisbury.

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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Salisbury20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5631.03.85441.24.0+19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4320.81.33320.71.2+100
Wholesale Trade2,4694.62.32,2775.02.8+192
Retail Trade5,0679.49.74,74110.510.7+326
Accommodation and Food Services2,5374.76.62,2685.06.7+269
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,6406.74.13,1827.04.1+458
Information Media and Telecommunications2410.41.04270.91.3-186
Financial and Insurance Services3450.62.72900.62.7+55
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5631.01.24821.11.3+81
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8275.26.11,6613.75.5+1,166
Administrative and Support Services1,3932.63.81,1942.63.6+199
Public Administration and Safety6,69512.46.65,86412.97.1+831
Education and Training5,0089.38.84,1399.18.7+869
Health Care and Social Assistance5,50810.216.44,2639.414.8+1,245
Arts and Recreation Services2750.51.42960.71.4-21
Other Services1,7273.23.91,5283.43.9+199
Industry not classified2,3274.33.31,8614.13.3+466
Total persons54,073100.0100.045,331100.0100.0+8,742

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Salisbury in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (8,228 people or 15.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (6,695 people or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,508 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,431 people in total or 37.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 7.2% in Manufacturing; 6.6% in Public Administration and Safety and 16.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 (15.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.2% compared to 16.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (12.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.0% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Salisbury were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+1,434 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,245 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,166 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,055 local workers)

City of Salisbury

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