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South West Corner

Industry sector of employment

More South West Corner residents worked in accommodation and food services than any other industry in 2011.

South West Corner’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
South West Corner - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.630.50.7-3
Mining30.41.361.10.9-3
Manufacturing304.54.6244.36.2+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services50.81.2101.80.8-5
Construction294.43.591.63.0+20
Wholesale trade182.72.4101.83.1+8
Retail Trade7310.98.7427.58.3+31
Accommodation and Food Services11016.511.78114.410.4+29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing233.42.0193.42.1+4
Information Media and Telecommunications121.83.0162.83.0-4
Financial and Insurance Services131.93.5152.74.1-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services00.01.761.12.1-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7411.012.77012.513.1+4
Administrative and Support Services263.93.1203.62.8+6
Public Administration and Safety598.97.8366.48.5+23
Education and Training497.310.25910.59.9-10
Health Care and Social Assistance7110.615.17813.914.9-7
Arts and Recreation Services355.22.6223.92.0+13
Other Services324.92.8234.12.7+9
Inadequately described or not stated50.71.7132.31.7-8

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, 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South West Corner: 0.0% Mining, South West Corner: 0.4% Manufacturing, South West Corner: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West Corner: 0.8% Construction, South West Corner: 4.4% Wholesale trade, South West Corner: 2.7% Retail Trade, South West Corner: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, South West Corner: 16.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West Corner: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, South West Corner: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, South West Corner: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West Corner: 0.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West Corner: 11.0% Administrative and Support Services, South West Corner: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, South West Corner: 8.9% Education and Training, South West Corner: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, South West Corner: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, South West Corner: 5.2% Other Services, South West Corner: 4.9% Inadequately described or not stated, South West Corner: 0.7%
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, South West Corner: -3 Mining, South West Corner: -3 Manufacturing, South West Corner: +6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West Corner: -5 Construction, South West Corner: +20 Wholesale trade, South West Corner: +8 Retail Trade, South West Corner: +31 Accommodation and Food Services, South West Corner: +29 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West Corner: +4 Information Media and Telecommunications, South West Corner: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, South West Corner: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West Corner: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West Corner: +4 Administrative and Support Services, South West Corner: +6 Public Administration and Safety, South West Corner: +23 Education and Training, South West Corner: -10 Health Care and Social Assistance, South West Corner: -7 Arts and Recreation Services, South West Corner: +13 Other Services, South West Corner: +9 Inadequately described or not stated, South West Corner: -8
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 South West Corner in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (110 people or 16.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (74 people or 11.0%)
  • Retail Trade (73 people or 10.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 257 people in total or 38.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Adelaide employed 11.7% in Accommodation and Food Services; 12.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 8.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of South West Corner and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (16.5% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in arts and recreation services (5.2% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (10.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (7.3% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South West Corner increased by 107 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in South West Corner between 2006 and 2011.