City of Unley

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Unley'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 Unley residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Unley, 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 Unley 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 Unley - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1040.64.0710.43.7+33
Mining2281.21.22371.21.2-9
Manufacturing7624.18.01,0105.19.9-248
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1991.11.22431.21.3-44
Construction8464.67.68814.47.1-35
Wholesale Trade4502.42.85913.03.3-141
Retail Trade1,6318.810.71,7759.010.6-144
Accommodation and Food Services1,3387.26.71,2296.25.9+109
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3772.04.13841.93.9-7
Information Media and Telecommunications3762.01.34342.21.4-58
Financial and Insurance Services7854.22.78774.42.8-92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3782.01.33751.91.2+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,27012.35.62,32911.75.2-59
Administrative and Support Services4802.63.65642.83.2-84
Public Administration and Safety1,5318.37.11,5007.66.7+31
Education and Training2,14211.68.62,13410.87.5+8
Health Care and Social Assistance3,21417.414.83,05915.412.8+155
Arts and Recreation Services3271.81.43451.71.2-18
Other Services5543.03.95762.93.7-22
Industry not classified4982.73.32871.41.8+211
Total Persons18,490100.0100.018,901100.0100.0-411

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 Unley in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,214 people or 17.4%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,270 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (2,142 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,626 people in total or 41.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.3% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (4.1% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.6% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (4.6% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-248 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+211 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+155 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-144 resident workforce)

City of Unley

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