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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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2014/15 to 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

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 3.8% Mining, South Australia: 1.6% Manufacturing, South Australia: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.4% Construction, South Australia: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.2% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.7% 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: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 6.7% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.5% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.5% Other Services, South Australia: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 18.8% Mining, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.1% Manufacturing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 11.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 1.2% Construction, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 6.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.5% Retail Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 5.1% Education and Training, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 1.4% Other Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -868 Mining, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -24 Manufacturing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +915 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +53 Construction, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +478 Wholesale Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +51 Retail Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -2 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +131 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +78 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -32 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +204 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +92 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +104 Education and Training, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -88 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +376 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +142 Other Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -68
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in 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 industries 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.8% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.9% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in 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 1,532 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+915 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-868 local workers)
  • Construction (+478 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+376 local workers)

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