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Mid Murray Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Mid Murray Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 626 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 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 the Mid Murray 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 Mid Murray 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
Mid Murray Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing62625.24.067928.24.3-53
Mining20.11.350.21.7-2
Manufacturing25410.28.52028.49.5+52
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services401.61.4361.51.5+4
Construction1245.08.61215.08.2+3
Wholesale Trade140.53.1241.03.3-11
Retail Trade2028.211.01938.010.8+9
Accommodation and Food Services2319.36.72008.36.4+31
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1526.14.51958.14.5-43
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.4001.7+0
Financial and Insurance Services271.12.9170.72.9+9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services321.31.2512.11.4-19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services471.95.9361.55.6+11
Administrative and Support Services984.03.5763.13.5+23
Public Administration and Safety1998.07.31867.77.0+13
Education and Training1807.38.61616.78.3+19
Health Care and Social Assistance1817.314.51516.314.0+29
Arts and Recreation Services130.51.4140.61.5-1
Other Services582.44.1642.74.0-6
Total industries2,481100.0100.02,411100.0100.0+70

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 Mid Murray Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (626 people or 25.2%)
  • Manufacturing (254 people or 10.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (231 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,111 people in total or 44.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.5% in Manufacturing and 6.7% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.3% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.0% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Mid Murray Council area increased by increased by 70 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Manufacturing (+52 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+31 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+29 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+23 local workers)

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