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Rural City of Murray Bridge

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,546 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Rural City of Murray Bridge'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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Rural City of Murray Bridge2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,13012.35.31,15714.36.1-28
Mining540.61.9460.62.4+9
Manufacturing1,54616.89.61,23115.210.6+316
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1281.41.8740.91.5+54
Construction7788.59.84545.69.2+324
Wholesale Trade6186.73.44515.63.6+167
Retail Trade8929.78.988610.99.2+5
Accommodation and Food Services3473.85.53294.15.0+19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3804.15.35366.65.4-156
Information Media and Telecommunications911.01.4951.21.6-4
Financial and Insurance Services750.82.5941.22.8-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1611.81.4931.11.5+69
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1822.06.81451.86.2+37
Administrative and Support Services1802.03.21882.32.9-8
Public Administration and Safety5926.46.85236.46.9+69
Education and Training5175.67.85156.47.9+2
Health Care and Social Assistance98610.713.384310.412.1+143
Arts and Recreation Services2052.21.41662.01.3+40
Other Services3283.64.02833.54.0+45
Total industries9,191100.0100.08,109100.0100.0+1,082

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,546 people or 16.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,130 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (986 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,663 people in total or 39.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.6% in Manufacturing; 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.8% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.7% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Rural City of Murray Bridge increased by increased by 1,082 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Rural City of Murray Bridge were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+324 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+316 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+167 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+143 full-time equivalent local workers)

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