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Murchison Area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Murchison Area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,737 local jobs in 2018/19.

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Murchison Area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,73714.74.91,67113.65.1+66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1211.01.71130.91.9+8
Wholesale Trade4053.42.54583.73.1-53
Retail Trade9488.011.29998.111.0-52
Accommodation and Food Services7556.47.28116.67.3-56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4303.64.34683.84.5-38
Information Media and Telecommunications720.61.7690.61.9+3
Financial and Insurance Services830.72.1870.72.3-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services870.71.2990.81.3-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2362.05.22331.94.7+3
Administrative and Support Services2552.22.62602.12.8-5
Public Administration and Safety3683.18.03763.18.1-9
Education and Training7806.69.57946.59.3-14
Health Care and Social Assistance8547.213.68346.812.9+20
Arts and Recreation Services1090.92.5830.71.9+26
Other Services3122.63.73462.83.8-34
Total industries11,795100.0100.012,279100.0100.0-484

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Murchison Area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,737 people or 14.7%)
  • Mining (1,641 people or 13.9%)
  • Manufacturing (1,551 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,929 people in total or 41.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 1.2% in Mining and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (13.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.2% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (13.2% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Murchison Area increased by decreased by -484 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+169 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+66 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+26 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+20 local workers)

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