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District Council of Karoonda East Murray

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray'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 District Council of Karoonda East Murray residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the District Council of Karoonda East Murray, 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 District Council of Karoonda East Murray 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
District Council of Karoonda East Murray - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing25452.84.024448.13.7+10
Mining001.2001.2--
Manufacturing51.08.040.89.9+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.251.01.3-5
Construction194.07.6007.1+19
Wholesale Trade183.72.8377.33.3-19
Retail Trade214.410.7214.110.6--
Accommodation and Food Services51.06.791.85.9-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing122.54.1214.13.9-9
Information Media and Telecommunications001.3001.4--
Financial and Insurance Services002.7002.8--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30.61.3001.2+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services81.75.661.25.2+2
Administrative and Support Services71.53.651.03.2+2
Public Administration and Safety122.57.1132.66.7-1
Education and Training398.18.6336.57.5+6
Health Care and Social Assistance469.614.85711.212.8-11
Arts and Recreation Services001.4001.2--
Other Services163.33.9265.13.7-10
Industry not classified183.73.3122.41.8+6
Total Persons483100.0100.0493100.0100.0-10

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the District Council of Karoonda East Murray in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (254 people or 52.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (46 people or 9.6%)
  • Education and Training (39 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 339 people in total or 70.5% 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 8.6% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (52.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (4.4% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (1.0% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the District Council of Karoonda East Murray were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+19 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-19 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-11 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+10 resident workforce)

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