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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, making up 13.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region 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 Murchison - Burnie Economic Region.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8459.05.31,6347.64.8+211
Mining1,2726.20.91,7117.91.2-439
Manufacturing2,0309.96.92,81813.08.7-788
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1450.71.61370.61.7+8
Construction1,0555.27.61,1255.27.6-70
Wholesale Trade4442.22.27873.63.3-343
Retail Trade2,17810.710.92,36310.911.3-185
Accommodation and Food Services1,4597.17.71,4796.87.3-20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0185.04.29474.44.3+71
Information Media and Telecommunications1220.61.41720.81.5-50
Financial and Insurance Services2651.32.13161.52.4-51
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2031.01.22091.01.3-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5172.54.75262.44.7-9
Administrative and Support Services7383.63.05952.82.7+143
Public Administration and Safety1,1505.67.81,4836.99.0-333
Education and Training1,6918.39.31,7258.09.0-34
Health Care and Social Assistance2,68313.114.22,32310.712.0+360
Arts and Recreation Services1140.61.9870.41.6+27
Other Services7533.73.88233.83.7-70
Industry not classified7203.53.43101.42.0+410
Total persons20,410100.0100.021,618100.0100.0-1,208

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,683 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,178 people or 10.7%)
  • Manufacturing (2,030 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,891 people in total or 33.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade and 6.9% in Manufacturing.

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 (6.2% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.2% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-788 local workers)
  • Mining (-439 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+410 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+360 local workers)

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