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South East Overlay

Industry sector of employment

More South East Overlay residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services than any other industry in 2016.

South East Overlay’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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
South East Overlay - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing100.40.840.20.6+6
Mining180.81.0341.31.3-16
Manufacturing682.93.7933.64.6-25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.10.7341.31.2-31
Construction843.53.3873.43.5-3
Retail Trade2058.78.42118.28.7-5
Wholesale trade582.52.2471.82.4+11
Accommodation and Food Services25810.912.82549.911.7+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing522.22.0431.72.0+9
Information Media and Telecommunications662.82.21003.93.0-34
Financial and Insurance Services1195.04.01124.43.5+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services472.01.8371.41.7+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services33714.212.137314.512.7-36
Administrative and Support Services612.62.5863.43.1-26
Public Administration and Safety2359.98.12519.87.8-17
Education and Training26811.311.125810.110.2+10
Health Care and Social Assistance30212.714.835213.715.1-50
Arts and Recreation Services502.12.6742.92.6-23
Other Services652.82.9662.62.8-1
Inadequately described or not stated622.62.8491.91.7+13

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

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Construction, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Wholesale trade, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 12.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 12.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 8.1% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South East Overlay: 0.4% Mining, South East Overlay: 0.8% Manufacturing, South East Overlay: 2.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South East Overlay: 0.1% Construction, South East Overlay: 3.5% Retail Trade, South East Overlay: 8.7% Wholesale trade, South East Overlay: 2.5% Accommodation and Food Services, South East Overlay: 10.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South East Overlay: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, South East Overlay: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, South East Overlay: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South East Overlay: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South East Overlay: 14.2% Administrative and Support Services, South East Overlay: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, South East Overlay: 9.9% Education and Training, South East Overlay: 11.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, South East Overlay: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South East Overlay: 2.1% Other Services, South East Overlay: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South East Overlay: +6 Mining, South East Overlay: -16 Manufacturing, South East Overlay: -25 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South East Overlay: -31 Construction, South East Overlay: -3 Retail Trade, South East Overlay: -5 Wholesale trade, South East Overlay: +11 Accommodation and Food Services, South East Overlay: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South East Overlay: +9 Information Media and Telecommunications, South East Overlay: -34 Financial and Insurance Services, South East Overlay: +7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South East Overlay: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South East Overlay: -36 Administrative and Support Services, South East Overlay: -26 Public Administration and Safety, South East Overlay: -17 Education and Training, South East Overlay: +10 Health Care and Social Assistance, South East Overlay: -50 Arts and Recreation Services, South East Overlay: -23 Other Services, South East Overlay: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 East Overlay in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (337 people or 14.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (302 people or 12.7%)
  • Education and Training (268 people or 11.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 907 people in total or 38.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Adelaide employed 12.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (14.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (9.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (12.7% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (10.9% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South East Overlay decreased by 197 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in South East Overlay was for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-50 persons)

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