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City of Adelaide
Industry sector of employment

More City of Adelaide residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Adelaide’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
City of Adelaide - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing540.61.0560.71.1-2
Mining1191.30.8710.90.6+48
Manufacturing4174.610.44836.212.8-66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1051.21.4600.81.1+45
Construction3163.57.62293.06.8+87
Wholesale trade2152.43.62423.13.9-27
Retail Trade7938.711.46428.312.0+151
Accommodation and Food Services1,06011.76.180710.45.7+253
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1782.04.11662.14.2+12
Information Media and Telecommunications2713.01.62303.01.8+41
Financial and Insurance Services3143.53.43164.13.7-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1561.71.41602.11.5-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,15312.76.31,01213.16.1+141
Administrative and Support Services2793.13.52142.83.4+65
Public Administration and Safety7117.87.76568.57.0+55
Education and Training93010.28.27649.97.8+166
Health Care and Social Assistance1,36915.114.21,15214.913.2+217
Arts and Recreation Services2352.61.41542.01.3+81
Other Services2592.84.02102.73.9+49
Inadequately described or not stated1571.71.81281.71.9+29

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Wholesale trade, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 4.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Construction, City of Adelaide: 3.5% Wholesale trade, City of Adelaide: 2.4% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 11.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 12.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 7.8% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -2 Mining, City of Adelaide: +48 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -66 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +45 Construction, City of Adelaide: +87 Wholesale trade, City of Adelaide: -27 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +151 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +253 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +12 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +41 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +141 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +65 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +55 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +166 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +217 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +81 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +49 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide: +29
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in City of Adelaide in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,369 people or 15.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,153 people or 12.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,060 people or 11.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,582 people in total or 39.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 6.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (12.7% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (11.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (4.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (3.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Adelaide increased by 1,339 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+253 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+217 persons)
  • Education and Training (+166 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+151 persons)