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Murchison Area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Murchison Area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,706 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Murchison 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 Cradle Coast Region 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 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.

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.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
Murchison Area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,70614.81.31,73313.91.4-27
Mining1,42112.40.11,78314.30.2-362
Manufacturing1,46112.75.41,59812.86.6-137
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1231.12.11000.82.3+23
Construction9368.17.19077.37.3+29
Wholesale Trade4784.22.85844.72.9-106
Retail Trade9378.111.61,1038.811.4-166
Accommodation and Food Services8797.67.09007.27.0-21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4644.03.54673.73.6-4
Information Media and Telecommunications600.52.1470.42.2+13
Financial and Insurance Services970.82.9930.73.0+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1101.01.61070.91.6+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2572.26.82682.16.7-11
Administrative and Support Services2272.02.72652.12.6-37
Public Administration and Safety3983.512.94253.413.0-26
Education and Training7136.210.68206.69.7-107
Health Care and Social Assistance7446.513.38026.412.6-58
Arts and Recreation Services830.72.2830.72.10
Other Services4073.54.03983.24.0+9

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

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.1% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Construction, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.8% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 12.9% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: 14.8% Mining, Murchison Area: 12.4% Manufacturing, Murchison Area: 12.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: 1.1% Construction, Murchison Area: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: 4.2% Retail Trade, Murchison Area: 8.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: 4.0% 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: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: 3.5% Education and Training, Murchison Area: 6.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: 6.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: 0.7% 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 (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: -27 Mining, Murchison Area: -362 Manufacturing, Murchison Area: -137 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: +23 Construction, Murchison Area: +29 Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: -106 Retail Trade, Murchison Area: -166 Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: -21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: +13 Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: +4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: -11 Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: -37 Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: -26 Education and Training, Murchison Area: -107 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: -58 Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: 0 Other Services, Murchison Area: +9
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 local workers in Murchison Area in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,706 people or 14.8%)
  • Manufacturing (1,461 people or 12.7%)
  • Mining (1,421 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,587 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 1.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.4% in Manufacturing; and 0.1% in Mining.

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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.8% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (12.4% compared to 0.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.5% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Murchison Area decreased by 981 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Mining (-362 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-166 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-137 local workers)
  • Education and Training (-107 local workers)

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