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Southern Mallee District Council

Industry composition

In 2017, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector accounted for 44.6% of employment in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (47.8% in 2007)

Understanding the economic role of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Mining, 2017: 0.0% Public administration and safety, 2017: 3.9% Business services, 2017: 6.0% Household services, 2017: 21.7% Goods related, 2017: 23.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2017: 44.6% Mining, 2012: 0.0% Public administration and safety, 2012: 3.0% Business services, 2012: 6.6% Household services, 2012: 26.2% Goods related, 2012: 25.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2012: 38.3% Mining, 2007: 0.0% Public administration and safety, 2007: 3.2% Business services, 2007: 5.1% Household services, 2007: 21.4% Goods related, 2007: 22.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2007: 47.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Southern Mallee District Council201720122007
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing50744.644438.360547.8
Goods related27023.830025.928522.5
Household services24621.730426.227121.4
Business services686.0776.6655.1
Public administration and safety443.9353.0403.2
Mining00.000.000.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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