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Industry sector of employment

More City of Playford residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Playford’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 Playford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6452.11.06282.41.1+17
Mining1850.60.8940.40.6+91
Manufacturing5,23617.110.45,76521.912.8-529
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3791.21.42430.91.1+136
Construction2,4758.17.61,7496.66.8+726
Wholesale trade1,2674.13.61,1694.43.9+98
Retail Trade4,01813.111.43,51513.412.0+503
Accommodation and Food Services1,6455.46.11,2534.85.7+392
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8906.24.11,5766.04.2+314
Information Media and Telecommunications3181.01.62470.91.8+71
Financial and Insurance Services5992.03.44681.83.7+131
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2630.91.43101.21.5-47
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7852.66.37082.76.1+77
Administrative and Support Services1,3894.53.51,0704.13.4+319
Public Administration and Safety2,3107.67.71,6596.37.0+651
Education and Training1,4744.88.21,2634.87.8+211
Health Care and Social Assistance3,59511.814.22,78410.613.2+811
Arts and Recreation Services2670.91.42210.81.3+46
Other Services1,1233.74.09613.73.9+162
Inadequately described or not stated7292.41.86232.41.9+106

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 Playford: 2.1% Mining, City of Playford: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Playford: 17.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: 1.2% Construction, City of Playford: 8.1% Wholesale trade, City of Playford: 4.1% Retail Trade, City of Playford: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: 4.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: 7.6% Education and Training, City of Playford: 4.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Other Services, City of Playford: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford: 2.4%
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 Playford: +17 Mining, City of Playford: +91 Manufacturing, City of Playford: -529 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: +136 Construction, City of Playford: +726 Wholesale trade, City of Playford: +98 Retail Trade, City of Playford: +503 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: +392 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: +314 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: +71 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: +131 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: -47 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: +77 Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: +319 Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: +651 Education and Training, City of Playford: +211 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: +811 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: +46 Other Services, City of Playford: +162 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford: +106
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 Playford in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (5,236 people or 17.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,018 people or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,595 people or 11.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 12,849 people in total or 42.0% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 10.4% in Manufacturing; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (17.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (2.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (4.8% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (11.8% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Playford increased by 4,286 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+811 persons)
  • Construction (+726 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+651 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-529 persons)