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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region'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 - Burnie Economic Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, 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 - Burnie Economic Region 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 - Burnie Economic Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,93310.25.31,4766.84.5+457
Mining9505.01.01,3316.11.2-381
Manufacturing1,90410.16.92,59011.98.2-686
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1610.91.61800.81.6-19
Construction1,1976.37.61,3006.07.1-103
Wholesale Trade4322.32.27033.23.1-271
Retail Trade2,05210.810.92,28910.510.6-237
Accommodation and Food Services1,4027.47.61,4546.76.8-52
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8984.74.29134.24.0-15
Information Media and Telecommunications1100.61.41280.61.4-18
Financial and Insurance Services2271.22.12881.32.3-61
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1700.91.21860.91.2-16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5002.64.75272.44.4-27
Administrative and Support Services6743.63.06002.82.5+74
Public Administration and Safety9344.97.81,2055.68.4-271
Education and Training1,4987.99.31,5247.08.4-26
Health Care and Social Assistance2,33512.314.22,0669.511.2+269
Arts and Recreation Services1230.71.9950.41.5+28
Other Services7163.83.77443.43.5-28
Industry not classified6843.63.43241.51.8+360
Total Persons18,900100.0100.019,923100.0100.0-1,023

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 - Burnie Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,335 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,052 people or 10.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,933 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,320 people in total or 33.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade and 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.2% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (5.0% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (10.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-686 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+457 resident workforce)
  • Mining (-381 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+360 resident workforce)

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