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Murchison Area

Employment by industry (Census)

Mining is the largest employer in Murchison Area, making up 13.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cradle Coast Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Murchison Area.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Murchison Area 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,28213.01.31,56516.41.3-283
Mining1,32113.40.18348.80.1+487
Manufacturing1,32113.46.51,35414.28.5-33
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services810.82.2620.72.0+19
Construction6146.26.14174.45.2+197
Wholesale Trade4664.72.84474.73.1+19
Retail Trade9469.611.99319.812.9+15
Accommodation and Food Services7707.87.17858.26.9-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3683.73.43703.93.8-2
Information Media and Telecommunications380.42.2330.32.2+5
Financial and Insurance Services910.93.0660.73.1+25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services750.81.5780.81.7-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2052.16.51801.95.9+25
Administrative and Support Services1671.72.22973.12.2-130
Public Administration and Safety3533.613.03643.812.5-11
Education and Training6927.09.96857.29.0+7
Health Care and Social Assistance6596.713.46466.813.0+13
Arts and Recreation Services480.52.2420.41.7+6
Other Services3253.33.82402.53.9+85
Industry not classified450.50.81211.31.0-76

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.1% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Construction, Greater Hobart: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 13.0% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.8% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 0.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: 13.0% Mining, Murchison Area: 13.4% Manufacturing, Murchison Area: 13.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: 0.8% Construction, Murchison Area: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: 4.7% Retail Trade, Murchison Area: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: 3.6% Education and Training, Murchison Area: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: 6.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: 0.5% Other Services, Murchison Area: 3.3% Industry not classified, Murchison Area: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: -283 Mining, Murchison Area: +487 Manufacturing, Murchison Area: -33 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: +19 Construction, Murchison Area: +197 Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: +19 Retail Trade, Murchison Area: +15 Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: -15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: +25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: +25 Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: -130 Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: -11 Education and Training, Murchison Area: +7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: +13 Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: +6 Other Services, Murchison Area: +85 Industry not classified, Murchison Area: -76
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Murchison Area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (1,321 local workers 13.4%)
  • Manufacturing (1,321 local workers 13.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,282 local workers 13.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,924 people in total or 39.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 0.1% in Mining; 6.5% in Manufacturing; and 1.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Murchison Area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (13.4% compared to 0.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.0% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.6% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Murchison Area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+487 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-283 local workers)
  • Construction (+197 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-130 local workers)

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