RDA Murraylands and Riverland

economic profile

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Southern Mallee District Council

Industry composition

In 2020, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector accounted for 43.2% of employment in Southern Mallee District Council. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (42.9% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 Southern Mallee District Council'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.

Current area:
Employment composition
Southern Mallee District Council202020152010
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing45243.255150.049542.9
Goods related26725.521919.928624.8
Household services23522.425022.728324.5
Business services504.7413.7554.8
Public administration and safety454.3413.7353.0
Total Industries1,047100.01,102100.01,154100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2016-17 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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RDA Murraylands and Riverland

economic profile