City of Salisbury

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Salisbury's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Salisbury residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Salisbury, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Salisbury are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Salisbury - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0651.94.06581.13.7+407
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7491.31.28181.31.3-69
Wholesale Trade2,1373.72.82,4584.03.3-321
Retail Trade6,76811.810.77,05011.510.6-282
Accommodation and Food Services3,5716.26.73,1675.25.9+404
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5346.24.13,3305.43.9+204
Information Media and Telecommunications6511.11.38241.31.4-173
Financial and Insurance Services1,1752.02.71,3762.22.8-201
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5751.01.35650.91.2+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0523.65.62,0813.45.2-29
Administrative and Support Services2,5494.43.62,3203.83.2+229
Public Administration and Safety4,2167.37.14,5057.36.7-289
Education and Training3,5006.18.63,0374.97.5+463
Health Care and Social Assistance8,19714.314.86,88211.212.8+1,315
Arts and Recreation Services5681.01.45080.81.2+60
Other Services2,3244.03.92,3513.83.7-27
Industry not classified2,4254.23.31,2542.01.8+1,171
Total Persons57,391100.0100.056,953100.0100.0+438

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Salisbury in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,197 people or 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (6,768 people or 11.8%)
  • Manufacturing (6,596 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 21,561 people in total or 37.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade and 8.0% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (11.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (6.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.2% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-2,410 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,315 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,171 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+463 resident workforce)

City of Salisbury

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