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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Murweh Shire, making up 18.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Murweh Shire 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 the Murweh Shire.

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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Murweh Shire 2016
Industry
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Number%Queensland %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35718.02.8
Mining00.02.3
Manufacturing1336.76.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.61.1
Construction864.38.9
Wholesale Trade683.42.6
Retail Trade1949.89.9
Accommodation and Food Services1125.67.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing844.25.1
Information Media and Telecommunications140.71.2
Financial and Insurance Services140.72.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services110.62.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services512.66.2
Administrative and Support Services442.23.5
Public Administration and Safety19810.06.5
Education and Training1869.49.0
Health Care and Social Assistance27213.713.0
Arts and Recreation Services110.61.6
Other Services582.93.9
Industry not classified794.04.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: 18.0% Mining, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: 0.6% Construction, Murweh Shire: 4.3% Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: 3.4% Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: 0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: 10.0% Education and Training, Murweh Shire: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: 0.6% Other Services, Murweh Shire: 2.9% Industry not classified, Murweh Shire: 4.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 Murweh Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (357 local workers 18.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (272 local workers 13.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (198 local workers 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 827 people in total or 41.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 6.5% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 6.2%)

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