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Mid Murray Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Mid Murray Council area'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 Mid Murray Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Mid Murray Council area, 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 Mid Murray Council area 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
Mid Murray Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing61518.74.063218.23.7-17
Mining601.81.2290.81.2+31
Manufacturing2818.68.040211.69.9-121
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services471.41.2421.21.3+5
Construction2457.57.62176.37.1+28
Wholesale Trade692.12.8832.43.3-14
Retail Trade3209.710.73028.710.6+18
Accommodation and Food Services2347.16.72406.95.9-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1725.24.12065.93.9-34
Information Media and Telecommunications100.31.3130.41.4-3
Financial and Insurance Services290.92.7180.52.8+11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services310.91.3481.41.2-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services802.45.6491.45.2+31
Administrative and Support Services1474.53.61133.33.2+34
Public Administration and Safety1905.87.11925.56.7-2
Education and Training1755.38.61664.87.5+9
Health Care and Social Assistance3119.514.83159.112.8-4
Arts and Recreation Services220.71.4200.61.2+2
Other Services1043.23.91103.23.7-6
Industry not classified1324.03.3641.81.8+68
Total Persons3,274100.0100.03,261100.0100.0+13

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 Mid Murray Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (615 people or 18.7%)
  • Retail Trade (320 people or 9.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (311 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,246 people in total or 38.0% of the total resident workforce.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Mid Murray Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (5.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Mid Murray Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-121 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+68 resident workforce)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+34 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-34 resident workforce)

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