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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the Rural City of Murray Bridge, making up 13.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Rural City of Murray Bridge 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 the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. The Rural City of Murray Bridge currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Rural City of Murray Bridge subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Rural City of Murray Bridge 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7768.64.0
Mining290.31.2
Manufacturing1,11512.48.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services911.01.2
Construction5135.77.6
Wholesale Trade6056.72.8
Retail Trade1,17913.110.7
Accommodation and Food Services4955.56.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3724.14.1
Information Media and Telecommunications931.01.3
Financial and Insurance Services1011.12.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services991.11.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1671.95.5
Administrative and Support Services2182.43.6
Public Administration and Safety6497.27.1
Education and Training6216.98.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,10212.314.8
Arts and Recreation Services1481.61.4
Other Services3343.73.9
Industry not classified2843.23.3

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, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 8.6% Mining, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 0.3% Manufacturing, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 12.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 1.0% Construction, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 6.7% Retail Trade, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 1.9% Administrative and Support Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 7.2% Education and Training, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 1.6% Other Services, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 3.7% Industry not classified, Rural City of Murray Bridge: 3.2%
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 Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (1,179 local workers 13.1%)
  • Manufacturing (1,115 local workers 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,102 local workers 12.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,396 people in total or 37.8% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.7% in Retail Trade; 8.0% in Manufacturing; and 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Rural City of Murray Bridge and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.6% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 5.5%)

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