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City of West Torrens

Industry sector of employment

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

The City of West Torrens’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 West Torrens - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1050.41.01150.51.1-10
Mining2160.80.81160.50.6+100
Manufacturing2,2098.310.42,55810.712.8-349
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3941.51.42711.11.1+123
Construction1,7556.67.61,4195.96.8+336
Wholesale trade1,0103.83.61,0344.33.9-24
Retail Trade2,93711.011.42,90712.112.0+30
Accommodation and Food Services2,0767.86.11,6897.05.7+387
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2834.84.11,1564.84.2+127
Information Media and Telecommunications5192.01.64752.01.8+44
Financial and Insurance Services1,0854.13.41,0854.53.70
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3881.51.44021.71.5-14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8737.06.31,5846.66.1+289
Administrative and Support Services9613.63.58713.63.4+90
Public Administration and Safety2,0857.87.71,7887.47.0+297
Education and Training2,0677.88.21,7927.57.8+275
Health Care and Social Assistance3,61313.614.22,84311.813.2+770
Arts and Recreation Services4831.81.44191.71.3+64
Other Services1,0874.14.09914.13.9+96
Inadequately described or not stated4671.81.84982.11.9-31

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 West Torrens: 0.4% Mining, City of West Torrens: 0.8% Manufacturing, City of West Torrens: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of West Torrens: 1.5% Construction, City of West Torrens: 6.6% Wholesale trade, City of West Torrens: 3.8% Retail Trade, City of West Torrens: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of West Torrens: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of West Torrens: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of West Torrens: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of West Torrens: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of West Torrens: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of West Torrens: 7.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of West Torrens: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of West Torrens: 7.8% Education and Training, City of West Torrens: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of West Torrens: 13.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of West Torrens: 1.8% Other Services, City of West Torrens: 4.1% Inadequately described or not stated, City of West Torrens: 1.8%
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 West Torrens: -10 Mining, City of West Torrens: +100 Manufacturing, City of West Torrens: -349 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of West Torrens: +123 Construction, City of West Torrens: +336 Wholesale trade, City of West Torrens: -24 Retail Trade, City of West Torrens: +30 Accommodation and Food Services, City of West Torrens: +387 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of West Torrens: +127 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of West Torrens: +44 Financial and Insurance Services, City of West Torrens: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of West Torrens: -14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of West Torrens: +289 Administrative and Support Services, City of West Torrens: +90 Public Administration and Safety, City of West Torrens: +297 Education and Training, City of West Torrens: +275 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of West Torrens: +770 Arts and Recreation Services, City of West Torrens: +64 Other Services, City of West Torrens: +96 Inadequately described or not stated, City of West Torrens: -31
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 West Torrens in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,613 people or 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,937 people or 11.0%)
  • Manufacturing (2,209 people or 8.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 8,759 people in total or 32.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 10.4% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (7.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (8.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (6.6% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of West Torrens increased by 2,600 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+770 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+387 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-349 persons)
  • Construction (+336 persons)

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