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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Mid Murray Council, making up 26.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Mid Murray Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Mid Murray Council.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Mid Murray Council 2016
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Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing61726.34.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.11.2
Wholesale Trade190.82.8
Retail Trade2018.610.7
Accommodation and Food Services1928.26.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1325.64.1
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.3
Financial and Insurance Services60.32.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services291.21.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services492.15.5
Administrative and Support Services1175.03.6
Public Administration and Safety1767.57.1
Education and Training1677.18.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1596.814.8
Arts and Recreation Services210.91.4
Other Services562.43.9
Industry not classified903.83.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mid Murray Council: 26.3% Mining, Mid Murray Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Mid Murray Council: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid Murray Council: 1.1% Construction, Mid Murray Council: 5.0% Wholesale Trade, Mid Murray Council: 0.8% Retail Trade, Mid Murray Council: 8.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid Murray Council: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid Murray Council: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid Murray Council: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid Murray Council: 0.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid Murray Council: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid Murray Council: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Mid Murray Council: 5.0% Public Administration and Safety, Mid Murray Council: 7.5% Education and Training, Mid Murray Council: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid Murray Council: 6.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid Murray Council: 0.9% Other Services, Mid Murray Council: 2.4% Industry not classified, Mid Murray Council: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Mid Murray Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (617 local workers 26.3%)
  • Retail Trade (201 local workers 8.6%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (192 local workers 8.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,010 people in total or 43.0% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 6.7% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Mid Murray Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.8% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.0% compared to 7.6%)