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Renmark Paringa Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Renmark Paringa Council area'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 Renmark Paringa Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Renmark Paringa Council area, 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 Renmark Paringa Council area 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
Renmark Paringa Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing77419.04.081818.83.7-44
Mining240.61.2320.71.2-8
Manufacturing3408.48.03337.69.9+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services651.61.2501.11.3+15
Construction2646.57.62295.37.1+35
Wholesale Trade962.42.81643.83.3-68
Retail Trade42010.310.748011.010.6-60
Accommodation and Food Services3107.66.72926.75.9+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1593.94.11633.73.9-4
Information Media and Telecommunications380.91.3421.01.4-4
Financial and Insurance Services631.52.7701.62.8-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services411.01.3340.81.2+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services942.35.6781.85.2+16
Administrative and Support Services2425.93.62185.03.2+24
Public Administration and Safety1343.37.11333.16.7+1
Education and Training2526.28.62616.07.5-9
Health Care and Social Assistance45011.114.846110.612.8-11
Arts and Recreation Services180.41.4330.81.2-15
Other Services1333.33.91242.83.7+9
Industry not classified1573.93.3942.21.8+63
Total Persons4,074100.0100.04,109100.0100.0-35

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 Renmark Paringa Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (774 people or 19.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (450 people or 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (420 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,644 people in total or 40.4% 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 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Renmark Paringa Council area were for those employed in:

  • Wholesale Trade (-68 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+63 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-60 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-44 resident workforce)

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