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Murchison Area

Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of Murchison Area’s local labour force 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 Murchison Area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Murchison 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 Murchison 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
Murchison Area 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,49512.31.61,70114.21.7-206
Mining9968.20.37115.90.2+285
Manufacturing1,63813.46.41,74814.58.0-110
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1130.92.1830.71.9+30
Construction8086.67.56875.76.7+121
Wholesale Trade4603.82.74513.83.0+9
Retail Trade1,1879.711.41,0989.112.3+89
Accommodation and Food Services8867.37.18477.07.0+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5304.43.55684.73.9-38
Information Media and Telecommunications540.42.1860.72.1-32
Financial and Insurance Services1311.12.81251.03.0+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services930.81.41080.91.6-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2852.36.22522.15.6+33
Administrative and Support Services3082.52.54133.42.5-105
Public Administration and Safety6075.012.25854.911.7+22
Education and Training8977.49.68316.98.8+66
Health Care and Social Assistance1,0548.712.89708.112.4+84
Arts and Recreation Services450.42.1660.51.7-21
Other Services3983.33.73462.93.6+52
Industry not classified1951.61.93432.92.4-148

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

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Construction, Greater Hobart: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 12.2% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: 12.3% Mining, Murchison Area: 8.2% Manufacturing, Murchison Area: 13.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: 0.9% Construction, Murchison Area: 6.6% Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: 3.8% Retail Trade, Murchison Area: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: 5.0% Education and Training, Murchison Area: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: 8.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: 0.4% Other Services, Murchison Area: 3.3% Industry not classified, Murchison Area: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: -206 Mining, Murchison Area: +285 Manufacturing, Murchison Area: -110 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: +30 Construction, Murchison Area: +121 Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: +9 Retail Trade, Murchison Area: +89 Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: +39 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: -38 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: -32 Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: +6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: -15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: +33 Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: -105 Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: +22 Education and Training, Murchison Area: +66 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: +84 Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: -21 Other Services, Murchison Area: +52 Industry not classified, Murchison Area: -148
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Murchison Area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,638 people or 13.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,495 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,187 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,320 people in total or 35.5% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 6.4% in Manufacturing; 1.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 11.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.3% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Mining (8.2% compared to 0.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (13.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.0% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Mining (+285 local labour force)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-206 local labour force)
  • Industry not classified (-148 local labour force)
  • Construction (+121 local labour force)

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