RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 5,983 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,98318.83.86,85122.64.5-868
Mining440.11.6680.21.7-24
Manufacturing3,78411.99.52,8709.59.2+915
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3761.21.43241.11.4+53
Construction2,1106.68.41,6325.47.9+478
Wholesale Trade1,1263.53.21,0753.53.1+51
Retail Trade3,19410.010.23,19610.610.8-2
Accommodation and Food Services1,7775.66.31,7805.96.5-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5434.94.61,4124.74.5+131
Information Media and Telecommunications2700.81.71910.61.5+78
Financial and Insurance Services3251.02.73581.22.8-32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2650.81.32710.91.3-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7832.56.55791.95.9+204
Administrative and Support Services1,1863.73.81,0953.63.5+92
Public Administration and Safety1,6195.16.71,5155.07.0+104
Education and Training2,0646.58.32,1527.18.5-88
Health Care and Social Assistance3,92012.314.53,54411.714.4+376
Arts and Recreation Services4331.41.52911.01.5+142
Other Services1,0043.23.81,0723.54.0-68
Total industries31,807100.0100.030,275100.0100.0+1,532

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5,983 people or 18.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,920 people or 12.3%)
  • Manufacturing (3,784 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,687 people in total or 43.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 3.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.5% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.8% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (11.9% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (12.3% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region increased by increased by 1,532 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Manufacturing (+915 local workers)
  • Construction (+478 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+376 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+204 local workers)

RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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