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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Unley, making up 23.7% of total employment.

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

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The City of Unley currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the City of Unley subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Unley 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing770.44.0
Mining2011.01.2
Manufacturing5052.68.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2381.21.2
Construction1,0015.27.6
Wholesale Trade4802.52.8
Retail Trade1,94910.110.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,3907.26.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1981.04.1
Information Media and Telecommunications1820.91.3
Financial and Insurance Services9364.82.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3451.81.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,30011.95.5
Administrative and Support Services6563.43.6
Public Administration and Safety8104.27.1
Education and Training1,4477.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance4,59523.714.8
Arts and Recreation Services2091.11.4
Other Services1,2866.63.9
Industry not classified5763.03.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Unley: 0.4% Mining, City of Unley: 1.0% Manufacturing, City of Unley: 2.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Unley: 1.2% Construction, City of Unley: 5.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Unley: 2.5% Retail Trade, City of Unley: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Unley: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Unley: 1.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Unley: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Unley: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Unley: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Unley: 11.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Unley: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Unley: 4.2% Education and Training, City of Unley: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Unley: 23.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Unley: 1.1% Other Services, City of Unley: 6.6% Industry not classified, City of Unley: 3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,595 local workers 23.7%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,300 local workers 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,949 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,844 people in total or 45.6% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Unley and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (23.7% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.9% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 4.0%)

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