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Berri Barmera Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Berri Barmera Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 930 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the 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 the Berri Barmera Council area 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 the Berri Barmera Council area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Berri Barmera Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5169.84.051010.74.3+7
Mining001.3001.7--
Manufacturing4648.98.553911.49.5-75
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1963.71.41633.41.5+33
Construction3426.58.61493.18.2+193
Wholesale Trade841.63.11112.33.3-27
Retail Trade67212.811.052811.110.8+143
Accommodation and Food Services3246.26.72986.36.4+26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1102.14.51242.64.5-14
Information Media and Telecommunications521.01.4400.81.7+12
Financial and Insurance Services831.62.9891.92.9-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services641.21.2450.91.4+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1613.15.91362.95.6+25
Administrative and Support Services1553.03.51573.33.5-2
Public Administration and Safety3687.07.33567.57.0+12
Education and Training4508.68.63808.08.3+69
Health Care and Social Assistance93017.714.584517.814.0+85
Arts and Recreation Services310.61.4461.01.5-15
Other Services2434.64.12284.84.0+15
Total industries5,245100.0100.04,745100.0100.0+500

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 local workers in the Berri Barmera Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (930 people or 17.7%)
  • Retail Trade (672 people or 12.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (516 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,118 people in total or 40.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.0% in Retail Trade and 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.1% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Berri Barmera Council area increased by increased by 500 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+193 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+143 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+85 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+69 local workers)

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