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Southern Mallee District Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Southern Mallee District Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 480 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 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 the Southern Mallee District Council 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 Southern Mallee District Council'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
Southern Mallee District Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing48043.24.050245.34.3-22
Mining10.11.3001.7+1
Manufacturing686.18.5423.89.5+26
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40.31.430.21.5+1
Construction494.48.6383.48.2+11
Wholesale Trade393.53.1454.13.3-6
Retail Trade807.211.0867.710.8-6
Accommodation and Food Services433.96.7575.16.4-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing292.64.5282.54.5+1
Information Media and Telecommunications60.61.450.51.7+1
Financial and Insurance Services131.12.9151.42.9-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.91.250.41.4+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services171.55.9151.45.6+1
Administrative and Support Services211.93.5222.03.5-1
Public Administration and Safety474.27.3383.57.0+8
Education and Training686.18.6645.88.3+4
Health Care and Social Assistance1029.214.5958.614.0+7
Arts and Recreation Services40.31.450.51.5-1
Other Services312.84.1433.94.0-12
Total industries1,110100.0100.01,109100.0100.0+1

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 Southern Mallee District Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (480 people or 43.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (102 people or 9.2%)
  • Retail Trade (80 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 662 people in total or 59.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 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 Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (43.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.2% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.4% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Southern Mallee District Council increased by increased by 1 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Manufacturing (+26 local workers)
  • Construction (+11 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+8 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+7 local workers)

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