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Murchison Area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Murchison Area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,968 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Murchison Area.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Murchison Area'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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Murchison Area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,96818.86.41,73616.26.2+233
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services880.81.7880.82.1+1
Wholesale Trade3092.92.54093.83.4-100
Retail Trade5655.49.16756.310.1-110
Accommodation and Food Services5014.86.25425.06.3-41
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3653.54.83753.55.0-10
Information Media and Telecommunications430.41.4440.41.9-1
Financial and Insurance Services530.52.0570.52.2-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services760.71.5780.71.5-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2001.95.61791.74.9+21
Administrative and Support Services1461.42.01771.72.6-31
Public Administration and Safety2672.67.72562.47.5+11
Education and Training5425.28.35715.38.6-29
Health Care and Social Assistance6566.314.25445.111.9+112
Arts and Recreation Services820.82.4520.51.6+30
Other Services2702.64.03052.84.3-35
Total industries10,477100.0100.010,739100.0100.0-262

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Murchison Area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,968 people or 18.8%)
  • Mining (1,955 people or 18.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,218 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,141 people in total or 49.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 1.8% in Mining and 7.9% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (18.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.3% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Murchison Area increased by decreased by -262 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Murchison Area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+378 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+233 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+112 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+30 full-time equivalent local workers)

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