2016 Census: South Australia
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Census reveals growing employment in Health Care industry in SA
South Australians working in health care, child care and aged care are part of the state’s largest industry by workforce, according to latest insights from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.
Census Program Manager Bindi Kindermann said the latest Census data contained information on a state-wide scale as well as for local communities.
“From how people get to work, to what they are studying, what their jobs are and where people are moving to, this Census information tells us so much about the lives of people in South Australia,” Ms Kindermann said.
“So not only did the Census record that Health Care and Social Assistance – which covers areas such as hospitals, aged care and child care – was the biggest industry in the state in terms of workers, as it was in Australia, it was also the only one of the top three from 2011 to increase in size.
“Retail Trade remained the second largest industry, however, but the number of workers recorded in the Census fell in 2016, while Manufacturing was overtaken by Education and Training as the third largest industry.”
The Census data also showed that the number of people travelling to work by car in the state increased by 3 per cent from 2011 to 2016, to 526,000. Of the Australian capital cities, Adelaide had the highest proportion of people who drove to work, 80 per cent.
The numbers of people riding the bus to work and walking both fell, by 2 per cent and 12 per cent respectively.
In terms of occupations, the Census recorded that Technicians and Trade Workers overtook Clerical and Administrative Workers to become the second largest category in the state. Both categories had fewer workers compared to 2011, down by 4 per cent and 6 per cent respectively.
The largest occupation category in South Australia, as was the case nationwide, was Professionals which included areas such as the arts and media, business, design and engineering, science and transport, went up 4 per cent from 2011. Community and Personal Service Workers was the fastest growing occupation category in the state, growing 15 per cent since 2011.
The Census recorded little change in what South Australians are studying with Management and Commerce, Engineering and Related Technologies and Society and Culture still the most common areas of qualification. Outside the top three, the fast growing occupations were in Health, up 19 per cent compared to five years ago.
Census data is available free online. Use one of our easy tools such as QuickStats or Community Profiles to access the latest data for your area or topic of interest.
For more information on South Australia in the 2016 Census, follow the link to the South Australia QuickStats page.
Information on Adelaide can be found via the following link to the Adelaide QuickStats page.
Note: The Census and Labour Force Survey both collect labour market information however are designed for different purposes and utilise different collection methods.
Differences in the collections mean they are not directly comparable to each other, they are complementary data.
Method of Travel to Work
* All data based on Place of Usual Residence
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