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Mid Murray Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Mid Murray Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 612 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Mid Murray 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
Mid Murray 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 Fishing61226.414.971729.417.5-105
Mining00.04.720.14.4-2
Manufacturing1948.410.91757.29.7+19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.11.4261.11.1-1
Construction1416.18.71526.37.8-11
Wholesale Trade110.52.7180.72.7-7
Retail Trade1968.49.92058.410.2-9
Accommodation and Food Services2048.86.32078.56.8-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1315.63.91686.94.3-38
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services140.61.2120.51.2+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services321.40.9391.60.9-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services482.12.7391.62.3+9
Administrative and Support Services1094.73.6953.93.1+14
Public Administration and Safety1978.54.51867.74.3+11
Education and Training1586.87.21666.87.4-8
Health Care and Social Assistance1847.911.71556.311.4+30
Arts and Recreation Services90.40.9100.40.80
Other Services522.23.4622.53.5-10

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, 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, Mid Murray Council area: 26.4% Mining, Mid Murray Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Mid Murray Council area: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid Murray Council area: 1.1% Construction, Mid Murray Council area: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Mid Murray Council area: 0.5% Retail Trade, Mid Murray Council area: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid Murray Council area: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid Murray Council area: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid Murray Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid Murray Council area: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid Murray Council area: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid Murray Council area: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Mid Murray Council area: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, Mid Murray Council area: 8.5% Education and Training, Mid Murray Council area: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid Murray Council area: 7.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid Murray Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Mid Murray Council area: 2.2%
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, Mid Murray Council area: -105 Mining, Mid Murray Council area: -2 Manufacturing, Mid Murray Council area: +19 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid Murray Council area: -1 Construction, Mid Murray Council area: -11 Wholesale Trade, Mid Murray Council area: -7 Retail Trade, Mid Murray Council area: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, Mid Murray Council area: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid Murray Council area: -38 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid Murray Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Mid Murray Council area: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid Murray Council area: -7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid Murray Council area: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Mid Murray Council area: +14 Public Administration and Safety, Mid Murray Council area: +11 Education and Training, Mid Murray Council area: -8 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid Murray Council area: +30 Arts and Recreation Services, Mid Murray Council area: 0 Other Services, Mid Murray Council area: -10
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 Mid Murray Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (612 people or 26.4%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (204 people or 8.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (197 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,014 people in total or 43.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.3% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 4.5% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.4% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (8.5% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.9% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Mid Murray Council area decreased by 116 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Mid Murray Council area was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-105 local workers)

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