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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 882 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing88219.63.898524.04.5-103
Mining001.6001.7--
Manufacturing45810.29.53759.19.2+83
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services521.21.4411.01.4+11
Construction2565.78.42566.27.9+0
Wholesale Trade1433.23.21353.33.1+8
Retail Trade46910.410.246711.410.8+2
Accommodation and Food Services4229.46.33719.06.5+50
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4449.94.62045.04.5+241
Information Media and Telecommunications270.61.7411.01.5-14
Financial and Insurance Services491.12.7491.22.8+0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services410.91.3380.91.3+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services871.96.5641.65.9+23
Administrative and Support Services3086.83.82686.53.5+41
Public Administration and Safety942.16.7812.07.0+13
Education and Training2585.78.32636.48.5-5
Health Care and Social Assistance3678.214.53247.914.4+43
Arts and Recreation Services250.61.5220.51.5+3
Other Services1192.73.81212.94.0-1
Total industries4,503100.0100.04,106100.0100.0+397

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 local workers in the Renmark Paringa Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (882 people or 19.6%)
  • Retail Trade (469 people or 10.4%)
  • Manufacturing (458 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,809 people in total or 40.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 3.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 9.5% in Manufacturing.

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 (19.6% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.2% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Renmark Paringa Council area increased by increased by 397 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+241 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+83 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+50 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+43 local workers)

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