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Elizabeth Downs

Industry sector of employment

More Elizabeth Downs residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Elizabeth Downs’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
Elizabeth Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.32.1151.02.4-11
Mining80.50.660.40.4+2
Manufacturing31820.117.133621.821.9-18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.91.2120.80.9+2
Construction1308.28.11238.06.6+7
Wholesale trade593.74.1825.34.4-23
Retail Trade22714.313.119812.813.4+29
Accommodation and Food Services825.25.4865.64.8-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1046.66.2895.86.0+15
Information Media and Telecommunications90.61.090.60.90
Financial and Insurance Services70.42.0181.21.8-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.30.9161.01.2-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services312.02.6392.52.7-8
Administrative and Support Services1137.14.5865.64.1+27
Public Administration and Safety805.07.6744.86.3+6
Education and Training795.04.8764.94.8+3
Health Care and Social Assistance19312.211.81529.810.6+41
Arts and Recreation Services60.40.9191.20.8-13
Other Services613.83.7593.83.7+2
Inadequately described or not stated573.62.4493.22.4+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 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Elizabeth Downs: 0.3% Mining, Elizabeth Downs: 0.5% Manufacturing, Elizabeth Downs: 20.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Elizabeth Downs: 0.9% Construction, Elizabeth Downs: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Elizabeth Downs: 3.7% Retail Trade, Elizabeth Downs: 14.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Elizabeth Downs: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Elizabeth Downs: 6.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Elizabeth Downs: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Elizabeth Downs: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Elizabeth Downs: 0.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Elizabeth Downs: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Elizabeth Downs: 7.1% Public Administration and Safety, Elizabeth Downs: 5.0% Education and Training, Elizabeth Downs: 5.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Elizabeth Downs: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Elizabeth Downs: 0.4% Other Services, Elizabeth Downs: 3.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Elizabeth Downs: 3.6%
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, Elizabeth Downs: -11 Mining, Elizabeth Downs: +2 Manufacturing, Elizabeth Downs: -18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Elizabeth Downs: +2 Construction, Elizabeth Downs: +7 Wholesale trade, Elizabeth Downs: -23 Retail Trade, Elizabeth Downs: +29 Accommodation and Food Services, Elizabeth Downs: -4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Elizabeth Downs: +15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Elizabeth Downs: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Elizabeth Downs: -11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Elizabeth Downs: -12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Elizabeth Downs: -8 Administrative and Support Services, Elizabeth Downs: +27 Public Administration and Safety, Elizabeth Downs: +6 Education and Training, Elizabeth Downs: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Elizabeth Downs: +41 Arts and Recreation Services, Elizabeth Downs: -13 Other Services, Elizabeth Downs: +2 Inadequately described or not stated, Elizabeth Downs: +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 Elizabeth Downs in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (318 people or 20.1%)
  • Retail Trade (227 people or 14.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (193 people or 12.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 738 people in total or 46.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Playford employed 17.1% in Manufacturing; 13.1% in Retail Trade; and 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Elizabeth Downs and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (20.1% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in administrative and support services (7.1% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (5.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (0.3% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Elizabeth Downs increased by 42 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Elizabeth Downs between 2006 and 2011.