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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,791 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 - Burnie Economic Region. 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 - Burnie Economic 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 the Murchison - Burnie Economic 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.

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 - Burnie Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,1159.04.91,9758.25.1+140
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1960.81.72100.91.9-14
Wholesale Trade7283.12.57243.03.1+3
Retail Trade2,34110.011.22,41210.011.0-71
Accommodation and Food Services1,4496.27.21,5086.27.3-59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2075.14.31,2515.24.5-44
Information Media and Telecommunications2551.11.72821.21.9-28
Financial and Insurance Services3021.32.13201.32.3-18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2361.01.22571.11.3-21
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6032.65.25772.44.7+27
Administrative and Support Services8273.52.67963.32.8+31
Public Administration and Safety1,2925.58.01,3405.58.1-48
Education and Training1,9038.19.51,8877.89.3+16
Health Care and Social Assistance2,79111.913.62,67811.112.9+113
Arts and Recreation Services1880.82.51340.61.9+54
Other Services8473.63.78703.63.8-23
Total industries23,515100.0100.024,230100.0100.0-715

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 - Burnie Economic Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,791 people or 11.9%)
  • Manufacturing (2,613 people or 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,341 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,745 people in total or 32.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.8% in Manufacturing and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (7.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (11.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region increased by decreased by -715 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+140 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+113 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+54 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+31 local workers)

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