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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 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 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 Council2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing45243.23.855150.04.5-99
Mining001.6001.7--
Manufacturing625.99.5252.39.2+37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.410.11.4-1
Construction444.28.4433.97.9+1
Wholesale Trade514.93.2433.93.1+8
Retail Trade807.610.2837.610.8-4
Accommodation and Food Services424.06.3565.06.5-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing302.94.6242.24.5+6
Information Media and Telecommunications001.7001.5--
Financial and Insurance Services101.02.7121.12.8-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services001.310.11.3-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services121.16.580.85.9+3
Administrative and Support Services282.63.8191.73.5+9
Public Administration and Safety454.36.7413.77.0+4
Education and Training514.98.3625.78.5-11
Health Care and Social Assistance11210.714.5958.614.4+17
Arts and Recreation Services001.5001.5--
Other Services292.83.8373.44.0-8
Total industries1,047100.0100.01,102100.0100.0-55

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the 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 fields accounted for 643 people in total or 61.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 3.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.2% 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 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.7% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (+37 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+17 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+9 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+8 local workers)

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