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Industry sector of employment

More City of Unley residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Unley’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 Unley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing860.51.01030.61.1-17
Mining2311.20.81540.80.6+77
Manufacturing1,0185.410.41,1906.412.8-172
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2351.21.41550.81.1+80
Construction8834.77.68134.46.8+70
Wholesale trade5953.13.66433.53.9-48
Retail Trade1,7839.411.41,90310.312.0-120
Accommodation and Food Services1,2296.56.11,1826.45.7+47
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3812.04.14552.54.2-74
Information Media and Telecommunications4362.31.64272.31.8+9
Financial and Insurance Services8564.53.49084.93.7-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3732.01.43702.01.5+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,33612.46.32,19511.86.1+141
Administrative and Support Services5613.03.55022.73.4+59
Public Administration and Safety1,4947.97.71,4247.77.0+70
Education and Training2,13611.38.22,01610.97.8+120
Health Care and Social Assistance3,06416.214.22,93115.813.2+133
Arts and Recreation Services3441.81.42911.61.3+53
Other Services5763.04.05813.13.9-5
Inadequately described or not stated2811.51.83101.71.9-29

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 Unley: 0.5% Mining, City of Unley: 1.2% Manufacturing, City of Unley: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Unley: 1.2% Construction, City of Unley: 4.7% Wholesale trade, City of Unley: 3.1% Retail Trade, City of Unley: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Unley: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Unley: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Unley: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Unley: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Unley: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Unley: 12.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Unley: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Unley: 7.9% Education and Training, City of Unley: 11.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Unley: 16.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Unley: 1.8% Other Services, City of Unley: 3.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Unley: 1.5%
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 Unley: -17 Mining, City of Unley: +77 Manufacturing, City of Unley: -172 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Unley: +80 Construction, City of Unley: +70 Wholesale trade, City of Unley: -48 Retail Trade, City of Unley: -120 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Unley: +47 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Unley: -74 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Unley: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Unley: -52 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Unley: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Unley: +141 Administrative and Support Services, City of Unley: +59 Public Administration and Safety, City of Unley: +70 Education and Training, City of Unley: +120 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Unley: +133 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Unley: +53 Other Services, City of Unley: -5 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Unley: -29
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 Unley in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,064 people or 16.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,336 people or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (2,136 people or 11.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 7,536 people in total or 39.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 8.2% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (12.4% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (11.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (4.7% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Unley increased by 345 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-172 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+141 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+133 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-120 persons)