I wasn't trying to talk up the employment prospects. I was talking about what SA is known for - why would a migrant choose SA rather than Sydney or Melbourne. If they're coming from overseas, I assumed that the choice of which part of Australia to settle in is not driven by which area has the most mundane jobs of Seek. It's driven by the image they already have of the place, either from TV, Wkipedia or friends and family already here.rev wrote: ↑Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:33 pmOf course, people into food/wine, know of Adelaide. Is that a reason for people to move to SA? Are they booming industries creating tens of thousands of jobs? No. There's the problem with that example.
Ship building in Whyalla from the 40's to 70's. Problem with that is obvious. It's 2019. Most South Australian's wouldn't even know ships were built at Whyalla. And so what if we all did know? Does it create jobs today? No.
Ship building at osborne. Besides 6 submarines, and 3 ships, what's been built there? We might get to build 12 submarines there and 9 more ships, but by the time they all get built, it'll be close to 2050. By the time work on them starts it'll be well into the next decade. How many jobs out there anyway? A couple thousand at most? So hardly anything that's going to draw in tens of thousands of new migrants from interstate.
If they had any brains for business, they'd setup commercial operations in an adjacent yard and not rely on Department of Defence contracts which are few and far between. They'd be able to maintain a work force, perhaps even hire hundreds more, and have a constant flow of revenue. That would make the wider industry there sustainable and ensure skilled labor is not lost.
Minerals...Opal mining isn't that big. The opal miners aren't big multinational corporations. And most go months on end without finding any opal. It's very good money when they do find opal though, and that's how they survive. But their local council up in Coober Pedy is a major screw up, if you thought we had it bad here in Adelaide with cost of living.
Kangaroo island? Who knows about that or cares about that? Does it create tens of thousands of jobs? Anyone tries to develop anything on there for tourism, they struggle to get it done because the locals don't want anyone coming to their little island. There was a festival there once nearly ten years ago I think, went bankrupt after the first time it was held.
Seafood? You mean the seafood caught in Australia that gets shipped to places like Vietnam to be processed and packed before being sent back to Australia, or through the back door New Zealand? Doesn't create tens of thousands of jobs.
Education and research? Again, where's the jobs to bring in tens of thousands of new people to the state?
Most of what you've listed is good for tourism, and should be promoted further. But none of it is going to draw in tens of thousands of new residents to our city and state.
We need to be targeting interstate migration to SA. It's a lot more cost effective then running expensive marketing campaigns and setting up offices overseas, that have resulted in jack shit return.
according to the ABS, the biggest employment industries in SA are
- Health and social assistance
- Education and training