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Smithfield Plains

Industry sector of employment

More Smithfield Plains residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Smithfield Plains - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing111.52.630.52.1+8
Mining0--0.60--0.60
Manufacturing9612.711.510717.017.1-11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services141.91.3132.11.2+1
Construction668.78.5589.28.1+8
Retail Trade11915.713.17812.313.1+41
Wholesale trade192.53.2223.54.1-3
Accommodation and Food Services597.85.9406.55.4+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing567.56.3457.16.2+12
Information Media and Telecommunications40.50.90--1.0+4
Financial and Insurance Services81.11.700.12.0+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services91.20.950.80.9+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services172.32.8101.72.6+7
Administrative and Support Services537.04.6518.24.5+1
Public Administration and Safety354.77.8386.17.6-3
Education and Training304.05.7294.64.8+1
Health Care and Social Assistance8711.513.46510.311.8+22
Arts and Recreation Services81.10.940.60.9+4
Other Services324.33.9314.93.7+1
Inadequately described or not stated324.34.4284.42.4+4

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 Playford: 2.6% Mining, City of Playford: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Playford: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: 1.3% Construction, City of Playford: 8.5% Retail Trade, City of Playford: 13.1% Wholesale trade, City of Playford: 3.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: 7.8% Education and Training, City of Playford: 5.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Other Services, City of Playford: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Smithfield Plains: 1.5% Manufacturing, Smithfield Plains: 12.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Smithfield Plains: 1.9% Construction, Smithfield Plains: 8.7% Retail Trade, Smithfield Plains: 15.7% Wholesale trade, Smithfield Plains: 2.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Smithfield Plains: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Smithfield Plains: 7.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Smithfield Plains: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Smithfield Plains: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Smithfield Plains: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Smithfield Plains: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Smithfield Plains: 7.0% Public Administration and Safety, Smithfield Plains: 4.7% Education and Training, Smithfield Plains: 4.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Smithfield Plains: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Smithfield Plains: 1.1% Other Services, Smithfield Plains: 4.3%
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, Smithfield Plains: +8 Mining, Smithfield Plains: 0 Manufacturing, Smithfield Plains: -11 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Smithfield Plains: +1 Construction, Smithfield Plains: +8 Retail Trade, Smithfield Plains: +41 Wholesale trade, Smithfield Plains: -3 Accommodation and Food Services, Smithfield Plains: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Smithfield Plains: +12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Smithfield Plains: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Smithfield Plains: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Smithfield Plains: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Smithfield Plains: +7 Administrative and Support Services, Smithfield Plains: +1 Public Administration and Safety, Smithfield Plains: -3 Education and Training, Smithfield Plains: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Smithfield Plains: +22 Arts and Recreation Services, Smithfield Plains: +4 Other Services, Smithfield Plains: +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 Smithfield Plains in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (119 people or 15.7%)
  • Manufacturing (96 people or 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (87 people or 11.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 302 people in total or 39.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Playford employed 13.1% in Retail Trade; 11.5% in Manufacturing; and 13.4% 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 retail trade (15.7% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in administrative and support services (7.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (4.7% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (11.5% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Smithfield Plains increased by 128 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in Smithfield Plains between 2011 and 2016.

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