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Berri Barmera Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Berri Barmera Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 966 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Berri Barmera Council area. 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
Berri Barmera Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4238.414.953211.017.5-109
Mining00.04.700.04.40
Manufacturing50810.110.953611.19.7-29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1523.01.41422.91.1+10
Construction3126.28.71733.67.8+139
Wholesale Trade831.62.71102.32.7-27
Retail Trade63912.79.955011.410.2+89
Accommodation and Food Services2845.66.33006.26.8-17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1002.03.91262.64.3-25
Information Media and Telecommunications440.90.6180.40.6+27
Financial and Insurance Services851.71.2911.91.2-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services410.80.9410.80.9+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2124.22.71483.12.3+64
Administrative and Support Services1773.53.61613.33.1+16
Public Administration and Safety3657.34.53437.14.3+22
Education and Training4088.17.24058.47.4+4
Health Care and Social Assistance96619.211.789218.511.4+74
Arts and Recreation Services260.50.9180.40.8+7
Other Services2074.13.42304.83.5-22

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020. 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, Regional SA: 14.9% Mining, Regional SA: 4.7% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.4% Construction, Regional SA: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.5% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Berri Barmera Council area: 8.4% Mining, Berri Barmera Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Berri Barmera Council area: 10.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 3.0% Construction, Berri Barmera Council area: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Berri Barmera Council area: 1.6% Retail Trade, Berri Barmera Council area: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Berri Barmera Council area: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Berri Barmera Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Berri Barmera Council area: 7.3% Education and Training, Berri Barmera Council area: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Berri Barmera Council area: 19.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 0.5% Other Services, Berri Barmera Council area: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
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, Berri Barmera Council area: -109 Mining, Berri Barmera Council area: 0 Manufacturing, Berri Barmera Council area: -29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Berri Barmera Council area: +10 Construction, Berri Barmera Council area: +139 Wholesale Trade, Berri Barmera Council area: -27 Retail Trade, Berri Barmera Council area: +89 Accommodation and Food Services, Berri Barmera Council area: -17 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Berri Barmera Council area: -25 Information Media and Telecommunications, Berri Barmera Council area: +27 Financial and Insurance Services, Berri Barmera Council area: -5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Berri Barmera Council area: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Berri Barmera Council area: +64 Administrative and Support Services, Berri Barmera Council area: +16 Public Administration and Safety, Berri Barmera Council area: +22 Education and Training, Berri Barmera Council area: +4 Health Care and Social Assistance, Berri Barmera Council area: +74 Arts and Recreation Services, Berri Barmera Council area: +7 Other Services, Berri Barmera Council area: -22
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Berri Barmera Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (966 people or 19.2%)
  • Retail Trade (639 people or 12.7%)
  • Manufacturing (508 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,112 people in total or 42.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 10.9% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Berri Barmera Council area and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.7% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.4% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Berri Barmera Council area increased by 219 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Berri Barmera Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+139 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-109 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+89 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+74 local workers)

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