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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.

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Murchison Area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,64914.75.31,47612.14.8+173
Mining6926.21.09938.21.3-301
Manufacturing1,23911.06.91,62413.38.7-385
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services910.81.61161.01.7-25
Construction7126.37.68066.67.6-94
Wholesale Trade2632.32.24393.63.3-176
Retail Trade1,0359.210.91,21710.011.3-182
Accommodation and Food Services7847.07.68917.37.3-107
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4954.44.25284.34.3-33
Information Media and Telecommunications410.41.4570.51.5-16
Financial and Insurance Services1141.02.11421.22.4-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services940.81.21010.81.3-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2722.44.72902.44.7-18
Administrative and Support Services3353.03.03102.52.7+25
Public Administration and Safety4844.37.86135.09.0-129
Education and Training8827.99.38897.39.0-7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,15410.314.21,0428.612.0+112
Arts and Recreation Services840.71.9490.41.6+35
Other Services3873.43.73963.33.7-9
Industry not classified4273.83.41951.62.0+232

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.3% Mining, Tasmania: 1.0% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Construction, Tasmania: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.2% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.8% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.9% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.7% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: 14.7% Mining, Murchison Area: 6.2% Manufacturing, Murchison Area: 11.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: 0.8% Construction, Murchison Area: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: 2.3% Retail Trade, Murchison Area: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: 4.3% Education and Training, Murchison Area: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: 0.7% Other Services, Murchison Area: 3.4% Industry not classified, Murchison Area: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: +173 Mining, Murchison Area: -301 Manufacturing, Murchison Area: -385 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: -25 Construction, Murchison Area: -94 Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: -176 Retail Trade, Murchison Area: -182 Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: -107 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: -33 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: -16 Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: -28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: -7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: -18 Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: +25 Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: -129 Education and Training, Murchison Area: -7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: +112 Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: +35 Other Services, Murchison Area: -9 Industry not classified, Murchison Area: +232
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,649 people or 14.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,239 people or 11.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,154 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,042 people in total or 36.0% 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 (14.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (6.2% 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 (10.3% 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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