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Southern Mallee District Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Southern Mallee District Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 452 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Southern Mallee District Council. 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
Southern Mallee District Council2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing45243.214.955150.017.5-99
Mining00.04.700.04.40
Manufacturing625.910.9252.39.7+37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.01.410.11.1-1
Construction444.28.7433.97.8+1
Wholesale Trade514.92.7433.92.7+8
Retail Trade807.69.9837.610.2-4
Accommodation and Food Services424.06.3565.06.8-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing302.93.9242.24.3+6
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services101.01.2121.11.2-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services00.00.910.10.9-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services121.12.780.82.3+3
Administrative and Support Services282.63.6191.73.1+9
Public Administration and Safety454.34.5413.74.3+4
Education and Training514.97.2625.77.4-11
Health Care and Social Assistance11210.711.7958.611.4+17
Arts and Recreation Services00.00.900.00.80
Other Services292.83.4373.43.5-8

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, Southern Mallee District Council: 43.2% Mining, Southern Mallee District Council: 0.0% Manufacturing, Southern Mallee District Council: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 0.0% Construction, Southern Mallee District Council: 4.2% Wholesale Trade, Southern Mallee District Council: 4.9% Retail Trade, Southern Mallee District Council: 7.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Mallee District Council: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Mallee District Council: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 0.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 1.1% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Mallee District Council: 4.3% Education and Training, Southern Mallee District Council: 4.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Mallee District Council: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 0.0% Other Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 2.8%
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, Southern Mallee District Council: -99 Mining, Southern Mallee District Council: 0 Manufacturing, Southern Mallee District Council: +37 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Mallee District Council: -1 Construction, Southern Mallee District Council: +1 Wholesale Trade, Southern Mallee District Council: +8 Retail Trade, Southern Mallee District Council: -4 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Mallee District Council: -14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Mallee District Council: +6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Mallee District Council: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Mallee District Council: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Mallee District Council: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Mallee District Council: +3 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Mallee District Council: +9 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Mallee District Council: +4 Education and Training, Southern Mallee District Council: -11 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Mallee District Council: +17 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Mallee District Council: 0 Other Services, Southern Mallee District Council: -8
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 Southern Mallee District Council in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (452 people or 43.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (112 people or 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (80 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 643 people in total or 61.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Southern Mallee District Council and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (43.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.2% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Southern Mallee District Council decreased by 55 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Southern Mallee District Council was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-99 local workers)

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