Employment opportunities in SA

South Australia has been in a strong position to maximise opportunities emerging from its minerals, energy and resources boom.  Employment is 20 percent higher than a decade ago and economic performance is steadily growing.

Employment opportunities

There are 466,829 employed people in Adelaide, with 62.3% full-time and 35.1% part-time. In recent years there has been a growing trend towards part-time (which includes casual) employment, increasing from 11.6% of the workplace in 1991, to over a third today.

The median weekly individual income for people aged 15 years and over is $447 per week, compared with $466 nationally. The median family income is $1,137 per week, compared with $1,171 nationally.
South Australia continues to be a global exporter of minerals and ores, wine, meat and seafood.
South Australia produces more than half of all Australian wine exports and is the world’s sixth largest wine producer (Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation).

The defense industry is going from strength to strength, recently winning $AUD10 billion in contracts which will create generational career opportunities.

Cutting-edge IT, simulation and biotech companies are flourishing and gaining international prestige with highly skilled expertise in demand.

The minerals and resource sector continues to boom. South Australia has a large supply of resources including uranium, iron, copper, gold, nickel and mineral sands. South Australia also continues to be a leader in renewable energy, which supports the state’s environmental targets and contributes to a green future.

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