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Renmark Paringa Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Renmark Paringa Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 804 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Renmark Paringa Council area.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Renmark Paringa Council area'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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Renmark Paringa Council area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80421.64.71,12130.76.5-316
Mining002.0002.4--
Manufacturing40310.810.13569.810.0+47
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services441.21.7320.91.5+12
Construction2266.19.62516.98.7-26
Wholesale Trade1243.33.41093.03.2+15
Retail Trade3559.58.93519.69.2+4
Accommodation and Food Services2386.44.92396.55.2-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing46412.55.12356.45.4+230
Information Media and Telecommunications140.41.6280.81.5-13
Financial and Insurance Services401.12.5340.92.7+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services401.11.4310.81.4+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services742.07.1491.36.7+26
Administrative and Support Services2326.23.32085.72.9+23
Public Administration and Safety762.06.9651.86.9+11
Education and Training2165.88.21975.48.0+19
Health Care and Social Assistance2617.013.42296.312.5+32
Arts and Recreation Services210.61.3120.31.4+8
Other Services972.63.91042.94.0-7
Total industries3,729100.0100.03,650100.0100.0+80

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Renmark Paringa Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (804 people or 21.6%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (464 people or 12.5%)
  • Manufacturing (403 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,672 people in total or 44.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 10.1% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Renmark Paringa Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Renmark Paringa Council area increased by increased by 80 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Renmark Paringa Council area were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+230 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+47 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+32 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+26 full-time equivalent local workers)

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