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Smithfield Plains

Industry sector of employment

More Smithfield Plains residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Smithfield Plains’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
Smithfield Plains - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30.52.1121.82.4-9
Mining00.00.660.90.4-6
Manufacturing10817.017.115623.421.9-48
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services132.11.2142.10.9-1
Construction589.28.1416.26.6+17
Wholesale trade223.54.1405.94.4-17
Retail Trade7812.313.1466.913.4+32
Accommodation and Food Services416.55.4314.64.8+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing457.16.2507.56.0-5
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.050.70.9-5
Financial and Insurance Services00.02.081.11.8-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services50.80.981.21.2-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services111.72.6172.52.7-6
Administrative and Support Services528.24.5355.34.1+17
Public Administration and Safety386.17.6355.26.3+4
Education and Training294.64.8334.94.8-3
Health Care and Social Assistance6510.311.8659.710.6+1
Arts and Recreation Services40.60.960.90.8-2
Other Services314.93.7355.23.7-3
Inadequately described or not stated284.42.4263.92.4+2

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, Smithfield Plains: 0.5% Mining, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Manufacturing, Smithfield Plains: 17.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Smithfield Plains: 2.1% Construction, Smithfield Plains: 9.2% Wholesale trade, Smithfield Plains: 3.5% Retail Trade, Smithfield Plains: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Smithfield Plains: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Smithfield Plains: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Smithfield Plains: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Smithfield Plains: 1.7% Administrative and Support Services, Smithfield Plains: 8.2% Public Administration and Safety, Smithfield Plains: 6.1% Education and Training, Smithfield Plains: 4.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Smithfield Plains: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Smithfield Plains: 0.6% Other Services, Smithfield Plains: 4.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Smithfield Plains: 4.4%
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, Smithfield Plains: -9 Mining, Smithfield Plains: -6 Manufacturing, Smithfield Plains: -48 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Smithfield Plains: -1 Construction, Smithfield Plains: +17 Wholesale trade, Smithfield Plains: -17 Retail Trade, Smithfield Plains: +32 Accommodation and Food Services, Smithfield Plains: +10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Smithfield Plains: -5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Smithfield Plains: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Smithfield Plains: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Smithfield Plains: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Smithfield Plains: -6 Administrative and Support Services, Smithfield Plains: +17 Public Administration and Safety, Smithfield Plains: +4 Education and Training, Smithfield Plains: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Smithfield Plains: +1 Arts and Recreation Services, Smithfield Plains: -2 Other Services, Smithfield Plains: -3 Inadequately described or not stated, Smithfield Plains: +2
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 Smithfield Plains in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (108 people or 17.0%)
  • Retail Trade (78 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (65 people or 10.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 251 people in total or 39.7% 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 Smithfield Plains and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in administrative and support services (8.2% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (0.1% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (0.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.1% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Smithfield Plains decreased by 34 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Smithfield Plains between 2006 and 2011.