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Renmark Paringa Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the Renmark Paringa Council area than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Renmark Paringa Council area's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Renmark Paringa Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers67316.612.666316.212.6+10
Professionals45611.220.343610.619.6+20
Technicians and Trades Workers49112.113.445611.114.1+35
Community and Personal Service Workers3779.312.03969.710.5-19
Clerical and Administrative Workers41510.213.342110.314.4-6
Sales Workers3628.99.63839.39.6-21
Machinery Operators And Drivers3217.96.12917.16.4+30
Labourers88821.911.197923.911.1-91
Inadequately described or not stated771.91.5751.81.6+2
Total Persons4,060100.0100.04,100100.0100.0-40

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Renmark Paringa Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (888 people or 21.9%)
  • Managers (673 people or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (491 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,052 people in total or 50.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.1% in Labourers; 12.6% in Managers and 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Renmark Paringa Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (21.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (11.2% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (16.6% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.2% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Renmark Paringa Council area decreased by 40 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Renmark Paringa Council area were those employed as:

  • Labourers (-91 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+35 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+30 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-21 persons)

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