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Industry composition

In 2018, the Goods related sector accounted for 36.1% of employment in the Murchison Area. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (38.9% in 2008)

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, 2018: 3.0% Business services, 2018: 6.4% Mining, 2018: 14.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 15.4% Household services, 2018: 24.5% Goods related, 2018: 36.1% Public administration and safety, 2013: 3.0% Business services, 2013: 5.8% Mining, 2013: 19.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 12.8% Household services, 2013: 22.4% Goods related, 2013: 36.8% Public administration and safety, 2008: 3.4% Business services, 2008: 6.6% Mining, 2008: 11.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 16.2% Household services, 2008: 23.5% Goods related, 2008: 38.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Employment composition
Murchison Area201820132008
Goods related4,45336.14,66936.84,69638.9
Household services3,02724.52,84422.42,83623.5
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,89915.41,62712.81,95916.2
Business services7886.47345.87966.6
Public administration and safety3653.03793.04123.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more