City of Playford is part of a dynamic and growing Northern Adelaide. A series of Economic Papers have been developed to assist businesses participate in this growth. The papers are based on the combined economies of the cities of Playford and Salisbury as the local economies are highly integrated and becoming increasingly globally focused.
The following areas are covered to reflect current industry and growth areas in the future:
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Professor Richard Blandy Director of the Centre for Innovation and Development; School of Management Uni SA states that Playford "possesses a strong local economy, one that has grown faster than the State economy in recent times." (*1)
Table 1: Playford & Salisbury Industry Structure, 1991 2006
ABS Censuses 1991 - 2006, as well as ABS data on Gross State Product, Factor Income by Industry and Labour Force.
Playford's economy is still over reliant on manufacturing and needs to diversify.
Key sector that form Northern Adelaide's economic drivers are:
Gross Regional Product (GRP) is growing faster than State average:
The growth in employment for Northern Adelaide grew well above the State average:
(*1) City of Playford, A Quantitative Assessment of the Combined Economies of Playford and Salisbury, Richard Blandy Nov 2009. This document can be accessed here.