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Renmark Paringa Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Renmark Paringa Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 977 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Renmark Paringa Council area. 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 the Renmark Paringa Council area 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 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.

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
Renmark Paringa Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing97721.24.092823.34.3+49
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services551.21.4421.01.5+13
Wholesale Trade1463.23.11513.83.3-4
Retail Trade48610.511.045311.410.8+34
Accommodation and Food Services47710.36.73508.86.4+127
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4189.14.52125.34.5+206
Information Media and Telecommunications511.11.4561.41.7-6
Financial and Insurance Services511.12.9491.22.9+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services451.01.2381.01.4+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services811.85.9601.55.6+21
Administrative and Support Services2766.03.52566.43.5+20
Public Administration and Safety962.17.3812.07.0+15
Education and Training2856.28.62606.58.3+25
Health Care and Social Assistance3427.414.53127.814.0+29
Arts and Recreation Services270.61.4270.71.5+0
Other Services1393.04.11162.94.0+23
Total industries4,611100.0100.03,984100.0100.0+627

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 local workers in the Renmark Paringa Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (977 people or 21.2%)
  • Retail Trade (486 people or 10.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (477 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,941 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.0% in Retail Trade and 6.7% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.4% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.1% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Renmark Paringa Council area increased by increased by 627 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+206 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+127 local workers)
  • Construction (+66 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+49 local workers)

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