aus-2When Australian automaker Holden announced last year that it would cease engine and vehicle manufacturing operations in Australia by the end of 2017, with a loss of 2,900 jobs over the years, hard times were expected for Northern Adelaide where the plant is situated. A year later, the Workplace Futures Survey foresees that the Holden’s closure will affect more people than its employees. People at more than 450 businesses in northern Adelaide were interviewed, and around 40% indicated that the closure would affect employment rates. Holden’s closure signifies the collapse of Australia’s automobile industry, and will potentially impact South Australians both economically and socially