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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Murweh Shire, making up 16.9% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Murweh Shire 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35916.94.940618.76.0-47
Mining00.03.900.02.70
Manufacturing1607.57.91969.09.1-36
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.71.3170.81.1-3
Construction1708.07.5864.07.8+84
Wholesale Trade833.93.3663.03.4+17
Retail Trade22810.712.025411.712.9-26
Accommodation and Food Services1054.98.41054.88.60
Transport, Postal and Warehousing904.24.4994.64.4-9
Information Media and Telecommunications70.31.1140.61.2-7
Financial and Insurance Services180.82.1231.12.2-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services170.82.0120.62.3+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services452.14.9683.14.2-23
Administrative and Support Services180.82.7341.62.5-16
Public Administration and Safety22610.66.22109.76.5+16
Education and Training1838.68.51748.08.0+9
Health Care and Social Assistance30614.412.330113.910.3+5
Arts and Recreation Services110.51.5110.51.50
Other Services512.44.1562.63.9-5
Industry not classified341.61.0411.91.3-7

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, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.3% Construction, Regional QLD: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.2% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.5% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.1% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: 16.9% Mining, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: 0.7% Construction, Murweh Shire: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: 3.9% Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: 0.8% Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: 10.6% Education and Training, Murweh Shire: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: 14.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Other Services, Murweh Shire: 2.4% Industry not classified, Murweh Shire: 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 employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: -47 Mining, Murweh Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: -36 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: -3 Construction, Murweh Shire: +84 Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: +17 Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: -26 Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: -9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: -7 Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: -5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: -23 Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: -16 Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: +16 Education and Training, Murweh Shire: +9 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: +5 Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: 0 Other Services, Murweh Shire: -5 Industry not classified, Murweh Shire: -7
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 Murweh Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (359 local workers 16.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (306 local workers 14.4%)
  • Retail Trade (228 local workers 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 893 people in total or 42.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 12.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.9% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Murweh Shire was for those employed in:

  • Construction (+84 local workers)

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