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Rural City of Murray Bridge

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,535 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge. 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge'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
Rural City of Murray Bridge2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0259.64.094010.04.3+85
Mining470.41.3410.41.7+6
Manufacturing1,53514.38.51,28813.69.5+248
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1431.31.4991.01.5+44
Construction8037.58.64434.78.2+360
Wholesale Trade6616.23.15035.33.3+158
Retail Trade1,27311.911.01,17212.410.8+101
Accommodation and Food Services5525.16.75035.36.4+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3943.74.55575.94.5-163
Information Media and Telecommunications1261.21.41451.51.7-19
Financial and Insurance Services1071.02.91271.42.9-21
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1631.51.21121.21.4+51
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2021.95.91761.95.6+26
Administrative and Support Services2542.43.52863.03.5-32
Public Administration and Safety7487.07.36416.87.0+107
Education and Training7266.88.66697.18.3+57
Health Care and Social Assistance1,32212.314.51,17912.514.0+143
Arts and Recreation Services2292.11.41882.01.5+40
Other Services4223.94.13643.94.0+58
Total industries10,730100.0100.09,435100.0100.0+1,295

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 Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,535 people or 14.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,322 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,273 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,130 people in total or 38.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 11.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Rural City of Murray Bridge and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (14.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.6% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.2% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Rural City of Murray Bridge increased by increased by 1,295 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+360 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+248 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+158 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+143 local workers)

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