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Eastern Region Alliance area

Industry sector of employment

More Eastern Region Alliance area residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Eastern Region Alliance area’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
Eastern Region Alliance area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6540.50.56920.50.6-38
Mining1,2350.91.28470.60.8+388
Manufacturing11,3168.05.413,0079.46.4-1,691
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,8111.31.21,4021.00.8+409
Construction9,9387.04.78,8846.44.4+1,054
Wholesale trade4,9413.53.15,4494.03.5-508
Retail Trade15,31410.99.416,10911.710.3-795
Accommodation and Food Services8,5436.16.57,8365.76.4+707
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,3103.12.04,2963.12.5+14
Information Media and Telecommunications2,6101.92.32,7902.02.3-180
Financial and Insurance Services5,6334.04.56,0044.44.9-371
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3051.62.02,3901.72.0-85
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,1428.612.411,5518.411.8+591
Administrative and Support Services4,4293.13.04,2443.12.7+185
Public Administration and Safety11,5498.27.910,7507.87.7+799
Education and Training13,7479.711.312,8769.310.9+871
Health Care and Social Assistance20,95614.916.219,24214.015.8+1,714
Arts and Recreation Services1,9771.41.81,8431.31.6+134
Other Services5,3413.83.05,2463.83.1+95
Inadequately described or not stated2,2881.61.52,4131.81.7-125

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 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.5% Mining, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.9% Manufacturing, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.3% Construction, Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.0% Wholesale trade, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.5% Retail Trade, Eastern Region Alliance area: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.6% Administrative and Support Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.2% Education and Training, Eastern Region Alliance area: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Eastern Region Alliance area: 14.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.4% Other Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.6%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -38 Mining, Eastern Region Alliance area: +388 Manufacturing, Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,691 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: +409 Construction, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,054 Wholesale trade, Eastern Region Alliance area: -508 Retail Trade, Eastern Region Alliance area: -795 Accommodation and Food Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: +707 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Eastern Region Alliance area: +14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Eastern Region Alliance area: -180 Financial and Insurance Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: -371 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: -85 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: +591 Administrative and Support Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: +185 Public Administration and Safety, Eastern Region Alliance area: +799 Education and Training, Eastern Region Alliance area: +871 Health Care and Social Assistance, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,714 Arts and Recreation Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: +134 Other Services, Eastern Region Alliance area: +95 Inadequately described or not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: -125
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (20,956 people or 14.9%)
  • Retail Trade (15,314 people or 10.9%)
  • Education and Training (13,747 people or 9.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 50,017 people in total or 35.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Unley employed 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.4% in Retail Trade; and 11.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (8.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (7.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (8.6% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (9.7% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Eastern Region Alliance area increased by 3,168 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Eastern Region Alliance area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,714 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-1,691 persons)
  • Construction (+1,054 persons)
  • Education and Training (+871 persons)