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Murchison Area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Murchison Area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,650 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Murchison Area.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Cradle Coast Region'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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Murchison Area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,65016.61.41,69315.71.5-43
Mining1,50215.10.21,87517.30.2-373
Manufacturing1,30313.15.81,47213.67.1-169
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1201.22.5940.92.6+27
Construction8348.48.88087.58.8+26
Wholesale Trade4324.33.25485.13.2-116
Retail Trade6576.610.48027.410.4-145
Accommodation and Food Services6056.15.86446.06.2-38
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3883.93.93893.64.00
Information Media and Telecommunications500.52.2390.42.3+11
Financial and Insurance Services820.82.9810.73.0+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services971.01.7920.91.8+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2022.07.12101.97.0-7
Administrative and Support Services1701.72.41941.82.4-23
Public Administration and Safety3293.312.93403.113.1-11
Education and Training5905.910.66035.69.0-12
Health Care and Social Assistance5055.112.25395.011.5-33
Arts and Recreation Services620.62.0580.51.8+4
Other Services3513.54.13363.14.2+16

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.4% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Construction, Greater Hobart: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 3.2% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 12.9% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: 16.6% Mining, Murchison Area: 15.1% Manufacturing, Murchison Area: 13.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: 1.2% Construction, Murchison Area: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: 4.3% Retail Trade, Murchison Area: 6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: 3.3% Education and Training, Murchison Area: 5.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: 5.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: 0.6% Other Services, Murchison Area: 3.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: -43 Mining, Murchison Area: -373 Manufacturing, Murchison Area: -169 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: +27 Construction, Murchison Area: +26 Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: -116 Retail Trade, Murchison Area: -145 Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: -38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: +11 Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: -7 Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: -23 Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: -11 Education and Training, Murchison Area: -12 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: -33 Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: +4 Other Services, Murchison Area: +16
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Murchison Area in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,650 full-time equivalent local workers or 16.6%)
  • Mining (1,502 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.1%)
  • Manufacturing (1,303 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,455 people in total or 44.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 1.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 0.2% in Mining; and 5.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.6% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (15.1% compared to 0.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.1% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Murchison Area decreased by 883 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in Murchison Area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-373 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-169 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-145 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-116 full-time equivalent local workers)

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