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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,959 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 Cradle Coast 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 Cradle Coast 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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,3109.61.71,9257.81.5+385
Mining2,0528.50.52,69711.00.4-645
Manufacturing2,42710.05.42,90311.86.2-476
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1860.82.01950.82.3-10
Construction1,8427.69.61,7107.07.9+132
Wholesale Trade5472.31.97623.12.7-215
Retail Trade2,41310.010.92,4159.810.9-2
Accommodation and Food Services1,5306.37.81,5196.27.2+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2505.23.71,2555.13.8-5
Information Media and Telecommunications2611.12.12781.12.4-17
Financial and Insurance Services2981.22.53351.42.8-37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2541.01.32601.11.5-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5962.56.05862.46.4+10
Administrative and Support Services9183.82.97573.12.7+161
Public Administration and Safety1,2415.110.31,3955.711.7-154
Education and Training1,9498.110.41,8527.59.7+97
Health Care and Social Assistance2,95912.214.32,66610.913.7+293
Arts and Recreation Services2381.02.71460.62.6+92
Other Services9103.84.08773.63.8+33

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.7% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.5% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Construction, Greater Hobart: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.0% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 10.3% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 9.6% Mining, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 8.5% Manufacturing, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 0.8% Construction, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 2.3% Retail Trade, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 5.1% Education and Training, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 1.0% Other Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +385 Mining, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -645 Manufacturing, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -476 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -10 Construction, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +132 Wholesale Trade, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -215 Retail Trade, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -2 Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -17 Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -37 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +10 Administrative and Support Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +161 Public Administration and Safety, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: -154 Education and Training, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +97 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +293 Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +92 Other Services, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: +33
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,959 people or 12.2%)
  • Manufacturing (2,427 people or 10.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,413 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,799 people in total or 32.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 14.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.4% in Manufacturing; and 10.9% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (8.5% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.6% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.1% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region decreased by 354 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-645 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-476 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+385 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+293 local workers)

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