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Industry composition

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In 2017, the Goods related sector accounted for 40.5% of employment in the Murchison Area. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (42.7% in 2007)

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, 2017: 2.5% Mining, 2017: 2.8% Business services, 2017: 6.6% Household services, 2017: 22.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2017: 24.7% Goods related, 2017: 40.5% Public administration and safety, 2012: 2.7% Mining, 2012: 3.7% Business services, 2012: 6.3% Household services, 2012: 20.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2012: 22.4% Goods related, 2012: 44.1% Public administration and safety, 2007: 2.6% Mining, 2007: 1.8% Business services, 2007: 8.8% Household services, 2007: 18.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2007: 25.6% Goods related, 2007: 42.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Circular Head Council201720122007
Goods related1,70040.51,82044.11,82942.7
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,03724.792222.41,09725.6
Household services96222.986320.979318.5
Business services2766.62606.33788.8
Public administration and safety1042.51102.71112.6

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

Data are based on a 2015-16 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