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Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 38.3% of employment in the Murchison Area. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (38.5% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the Murchison Area provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the Murchison Area's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2015: 3.5% Business services, 2015: 6.6% Mining, 2015: 12.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 14.5% Household services, 2015: 24.5% Goods related, 2015: 38.3% Public administration and safety, 2010: 3.4% Business services, 2010: 6.4% Mining, 2010: 13.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 14.6% Household services, 2010: 23.7% Goods related, 2010: 38.6% Public administration and safety, 2005: 3.5% Business services, 2005: 7.3% Mining, 2005: 9.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 16.7% Household services, 2005: 24.5% Goods related, 2005: 38.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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Employment composition
Murchison Area201520102005
Goods related4,43538.34,68338.64,26238.5
Household services2,84324.52,86623.72,71524.5
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,68614.51,77314.61,84616.7
Business services7716.67746.48117.3
Public administration and safety4043.54183.43903.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.