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Defence, aerospace, IT and cybersecurity

Defence, aerospace, IT and cybersecurity is shaping up as a big industry for South Australia with many billions of dollars being invested in naval shipbuilding in Adelaide over the next couple of decades.

Quick facts about this industry

  • Defence projects, including building fleets of submarines and frigates, are expected to create around 5,200 jobs here in South Australia by the mid to late 2020s.
  • Cyber security is also set for extraordinary growth, with an estimated 11,000 new jobs to be created over the next decade.
  • The Australian Space Agency will be established in Adelaide from mid-2019, bringing world-class technology and up to 20,000 new jobs to the state by 2030.
  • The Australian Space Agency will be located at Lot Fourteen, alongside cutting-edge space, defence and research companies and FIXE@Lot Fourteen; the state‚Äôs startup and innovation hub.