Industrial Database 2018

Dataset Number2188
Dataset TitleIndustrial Database 2018
CustodianData Authority: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Data Provider: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure


DescriptionThe Industrial Database was established by DPTI to meet the following objectives - provide information on the use of industrial zones, show the availability of land for various industrial purposes, identify the location of various types of land for potential investors and ultimately, to ensure an adequate supply of suitably located and serviced land for industry and employment in Adelaide. The first survey was conducted in 1996. Update surveys were conducted in 2002 and 2008. In 2018 a new survey was conducted with reduced detail but still comparable with previous databases.
UsagePrincipally the Industrial Database is intended for use as a planning tool to guide the development of industrial policy and act as input to the urban planning of the Adelaide region.

Data Quality

LineageThe database includes information on all parcels that are either completely or partially contained within an industrial zone. Sites were surveyed with three different methods depending on their size. Sites smaller than 1000 m² were assigned an activity according to their parcel's corresponding land use code from the valuation data set. Sites between 1000 and 50,000 m² (5 ha) were assessed by their 2018 aerial imagery to determine whether they were vacant land, agricultural or occupied. Sites larger than 5 hectares were inspected in situ. Each record provides a detail of whether a site is vacant land, agricultural land or developed. While this database can be compared with past industrial databases to determine changes between past surveys and 2018, this database should only be used for aggregate purposes. Site extents are only 100% accurate for the sites larger than 5 hectares, as the methods for surveying the smaller sites did not involve site visits.
CompletenessThe dataset (coverage and attributes) are complete. The data set has been fixed in time and should not be modified.
Positional Accuracy2017 DCDB edited based on field work. Parcels of land which had been divided into separate tenancies or strata units (and not identified on the DCDB) were digitised onto the GIS as accurately as possible to reflect the actual situation on the ground, with the help of aerial imagery.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameGreater Adelaide
Min Easting or Longitude138
Min Northing or Latitude-35
Max Easting or Longitude138
Max Northing or Latitude-34

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired01-MAR-1996
Last Updated27-08-2018
Update FrequencyIrregular
Maintenance MethodPeriodic updates - the database is point-in-time
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Polygon Attribute TableIndustry Integerarea of site (m²) that is in industrial zones (sum of extractive, general, home, light & special zones)
Polygon Attribute TableZone1 Characterzoning categorised as extractive, general, home, light, special, future or non industrial according to majority area of site
Polygon Attribute TableSHAPE_Area Floating PointArea of polygon
Polygon Attribute TableSiteID IntegerUnique industrial database system identifier
Polygon Attribute TableSurveyYear Integeryear of survey for the record (2018)
Polygon Attribute TableLandUse Characterclassified as vacant land, agricultural or developed according to the assessment of the site
Polygon Attribute TableLGA Charactername of predominant local government area of the site
Polygon Attribute TableSGR Charactername of predominant state government region of the site
Polygon Attribute TableSuburb Characterlocation of property - suburb
Polygon Attribute TablePostcode Characterlocation of property - postcode
Polygon Attribute TableOwnership Charactereither of private / government / unknown as calculated from the valuation records for the majority area of the site
Polygon Attribute TableCouncilZone Characterpredominant zone of the site
Polygon Attribute TableExtractive Integerarea of site (m²) that is in an extractive industrial zone
Polygon Attribute TableGeneral Integerarea of site (m²) that is in a general industry zone
Polygon Attribute TableHome Integerarea of site (m²) that is in a home industry zone
Polygon Attribute TableFuture Integerarea of site (m²) that is in a future industrial zone
Polygon Attribute TableLight Integerarea of site (m²) that is in a light industry zone
Polygon Attribute TableSpecial Integerarea of site (m²) that is in a special industry zone
Polygon Attribute TableNonIndustry Integerarea of site (m²) that is in a non industrial zone
Polygon Attribute TableSHAPE_Length Floating PointPerimeter of polygon
Polygon Attribute TableOBJECTID BinaryArcGIS-allocated ID for polygon
Polygon Attribute TableShape CharacterArcGIS-allocated shape type for polygon
Polygon Attribute TableGLSH Integerarea of site (m²) that is in general, light, special or home industry zones
Polygon Attribute TableBrownfield Characterindicates whether the site is identified as a "brownfield" site
Polygon Attribute TablePrecinct CharacterIf known and relevant, the commonly known name of the industrial precinct in which the site is located

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Development Division
Postal AddressGPO Box 1815