City of Salisbury

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Salisbury, making up 15.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Monash 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Monash in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Salisbury20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5441.24.03110.73.9+233
Mining1470.31.21160.31.3+31
Manufacturing6,79415.08.08,51719.310.6-1,723
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3320.71.22650.61.3+67
Construction3,0416.77.62,6416.07.5+400
Wholesale Trade2,2775.02.82,6175.93.5-340
Retail Trade4,74110.510.74,82610.911.2-85
Accommodation and Food Services2,2685.06.72,0934.76.2+175
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,1827.04.12,8106.44.1+372
Information Media and Telecommunications4270.91.36171.41.4-190
Financial and Insurance Services2900.62.74251.03.0-135
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4821.11.34461.01.3+36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6613.75.51,4963.45.5+165
Administrative and Support Services1,1942.63.61,1372.63.4+57
Public Administration and Safety5,86412.97.15,86113.37.1+3
Education and Training4,1399.18.73,7238.48.0+416
Health Care and Social Assistance4,2639.414.83,5768.113.6+687
Arts and Recreation Services2960.71.42710.61.3+25
Other Services1,5283.43.91,4833.43.9+45
Industry not classified1,8614.13.38491.91.9+1,012
Total persons45,331100.0100.044,115100.0100.0+1,216

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Salisbury in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (6,794 people or 15.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (5,864 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (4,741 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,399 people in total or 38.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.0% in Manufacturing; 7.1% in Public Administration and Safety and 10.7% 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 (15.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (12.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Salisbury were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,723 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,012 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+687 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+416 local workers)

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