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Employment by industry (Total)

In Parkes Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 929 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Parkes Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Parkes Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Parkes Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Parkes Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing67610.82.181012.72.3-135
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services530.91.01021.61.1-49
Wholesale Trade1452.33.61822.94.0-37
Retail Trade62110.010.370011.010.1-79
Accommodation and Food Services4737.67.04797.57.1-5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4357.05.04166.55.1+20
Information Media and Telecommunications300.52.3430.72.4-13
Financial and Insurance Services921.55.1761.25.1+16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services500.81.6580.91.8-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1502.49.11692.78.3-19
Administrative and Support Services1222.03.31472.33.5-25
Public Administration and Safety4737.66.04497.05.9+24
Education and Training5398.68.55308.38.5+9
Health Care and Social Assistance92914.912.471011.112.1+219
Arts and Recreation Services400.61.6370.61.7+3
Other Services2794.53.92834.53.9-4
Total industries6,235100.0100.06,370100.0100.0-135

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Parkes Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (929 people or 14.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (676 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (621 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,225 people in total or 35.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 10.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Parkes Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (8.9% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.2% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Parkes Shire increased by decreased by -135 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+219 local workers)
  • Mining (+68 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+24 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+20 local workers)

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