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Murchison Area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Murchison Area's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Murchison Area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Murchison Area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Murchison Area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Murchison Area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,64914.65.31,47611.44.5+173
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services910.81.61160.91.6-25
Wholesale Trade2632.32.24393.43.1-176
Retail Trade1,0359.210.91,2179.410.6-182
Accommodation and Food Services7847.07.68916.96.8-107
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4954.44.25284.14.0-33
Information Media and Telecommunications410.41.4480.41.4-7
Financial and Insurance Services1141.02.11421.12.3-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services940.81.21010.81.2-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2722.44.72902.24.4-18
Administrative and Support Services3353.03.03102.42.5+25
Public Administration and Safety4844.37.86134.78.4-129
Education and Training8827.89.38896.98.4-7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,15410.214.21,0428.011.2+112
Arts and Recreation Services840.71.9490.41.5+35
Other Services3873.43.73963.13.5-9
Industry not classified4273.83.41951.51.8+232
Total Persons11,234100.0100.012,165100.0100.0-931

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Murchison Area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,649 people or 14.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,239 people or 11.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,154 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,042 people in total or 35.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.9% in Manufacturing and 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (6.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (11.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.2% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison Area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-385 resident workforce)
  • Mining (-301 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+232 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-182 resident workforce)

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