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South West Overlay

Industry sector of employment

More South West Overlay residents worked in accommodation and food services than any other industry in 2016.

South West 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 West Overlay - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.80--0.60
Mining140.91.070.61.3+7
Manufacturing604.03.7423.54.6+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services181.20.750.51.2+13
Construction412.83.3534.53.5-12
Retail Trade1278.48.413110.98.7-3
Wholesale trade312.12.2292.42.4+2
Accommodation and Food Services22414.812.818515.511.7+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing241.62.0282.32.0-4
Information Media and Telecommunications312.02.2484.03.0-17
Financial and Insurance Services523.44.0292.53.5+23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services130.91.80--1.7+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19612.912.113911.712.7+57
Administrative and Support Services442.92.5474.03.1-3
Public Administration and Safety15710.38.11048.77.8+53
Education and Training16010.611.1927.710.2+68
Health Care and Social Assistance17611.614.814512.115.1+31
Arts and Recreation Services422.82.6494.12.6-7
Other Services533.52.9484.12.8+5
Inadequately described or not stated523.42.8100.81.7+42

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 West Overlay: 0.0% Mining, South West Overlay: 0.9% Manufacturing, South West Overlay: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West Overlay: 1.2% Construction, South West Overlay: 2.8% Retail Trade, South West Overlay: 8.4% Wholesale trade, South West Overlay: 2.1% Accommodation and Food Services, South West Overlay: 14.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West Overlay: 1.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, South West Overlay: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, South West Overlay: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West Overlay: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West Overlay: 12.9% Administrative and Support Services, South West Overlay: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, South West Overlay: 10.3% Education and Training, South West Overlay: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, South West Overlay: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, South West Overlay: 2.8% Other Services, South West Overlay: 3.5%
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 West Overlay: 0 Mining, South West Overlay: +7 Manufacturing, South West Overlay: +18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West Overlay: +13 Construction, South West Overlay: -12 Retail Trade, South West Overlay: -3 Wholesale trade, South West Overlay: +2 Accommodation and Food Services, South West Overlay: +39 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West Overlay: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, South West Overlay: -17 Financial and Insurance Services, South West Overlay: +23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West Overlay: +13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West Overlay: +57 Administrative and Support Services, South West Overlay: -3 Public Administration and Safety, South West Overlay: +53 Education and Training, South West Overlay: +68 Health Care and Social Assistance, South West Overlay: +31 Arts and Recreation Services, South West Overlay: -7 Other Services, South West Overlay: +5
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 West Overlay in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (224 people or 14.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (196 people or 12.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (176 people or 11.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 596 people in total or 39.2% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Adelaide employed 12.8% in Accommodation and Food Services; 12.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (10.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (14.8% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (11.6% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South West Overlay increased by 324 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in South West Overlay were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+68 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+57 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+53 persons)

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