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Southern Mallee District Council

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Southern Mallee District Council'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 Southern Mallee District Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Southern Mallee District Council, 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 Southern Mallee District Council 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
Southern Mallee District Council - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47848.74.047944.63.7-1
Mining001.2001.2--
Manufacturing303.18.0191.89.9+11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.2001.3--
Construction373.87.6444.17.1-7
Wholesale Trade363.72.8444.13.3-8
Retail Trade676.810.7837.710.6-16
Accommodation and Food Services353.66.7393.65.9-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing212.14.1363.43.9-15
Information Media and Telecommunications50.51.3001.4+5
Financial and Insurance Services60.62.790.82.8-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services001.3001.2--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services90.95.640.45.2+5
Administrative and Support Services161.63.6191.83.2-3
Public Administration and Safety444.57.1393.66.7+5
Education and Training697.08.6666.17.5+3
Health Care and Social Assistance878.914.810910.112.8-22
Arts and Recreation Services001.4001.2--
Other Services232.33.9272.53.7-4
Industry not classified343.53.3272.51.8+7
Total Persons997100.0100.01,044100.0100.0-47

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 Southern Mallee District Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (478 people or 48.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (87 people or 8.9%)
  • Education and Training (69 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 634 people in total or 64.6% 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 Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (48.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.9% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.1% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.9% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Southern Mallee District Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-22 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-16 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-15 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (+11 resident workforce)

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