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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,44918.94.05,49119.13.9-42
Mining2811.01.22470.91.3+34
Manufacturing2,6449.28.02,99010.410.5-346
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3401.21.23441.21.3-4
Construction1,8186.37.61,7406.07.5+78
Wholesale Trade1,0143.52.89853.43.5+29
Retail Trade3,06910.610.73,14110.911.2-72
Accommodation and Food Services1,7005.96.71,7025.96.3-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2324.34.11,2974.54.2-65
Information Media and Telecommunications1950.71.32250.81.4-30
Financial and Insurance Services3391.22.73801.33.0-41
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2270.81.32620.91.3-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6172.15.65441.95.5+73
Administrative and Support Services1,1143.93.69963.53.4+118
Public Administration and Safety1,3594.77.11,3954.87.1-36
Education and Training1,8686.58.61,8056.37.9+63
Health Care and Social Assistance3,35011.614.83,37311.713.6-23
Arts and Recreation Services1980.71.42020.71.3-4
Other Services1,0203.53.91,0783.73.9-58
Industry not classified1,0363.63.36212.21.9+415

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 18.9% Mining, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 1.0% Manufacturing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 9.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 1.2% Construction, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.5% Retail Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 4.7% Education and Training, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.7% Other Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.5% Industry not classified, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -42 Mining, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +34 Manufacturing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -346 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -4 Construction, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +78 Wholesale Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +29 Retail Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -72 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -65 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -30 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -41 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +73 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +118 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -36 Education and Training, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +63 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -23 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -4 Other Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -58 Industry not classified, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +415
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in RDA Murraylands and Riverland region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5,449 people or 18.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,350 people or 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (3,069 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,868 people in total or 41.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.7% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+415 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-346 resident workforce)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+118 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+78 resident workforce)

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