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Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 42.0% of employment in the Murchison Area. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (42.5% 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: 2.8% Mining, 2015: 3.3% Business services, 2015: 6.5% Household services, 2015: 21.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 24.3% Goods related, 2015: 42.0% Public administration and safety, 2010: 2.8% Mining, 2010: 3.2% Business services, 2010: 6.9% Household services, 2010: 19.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 24.5% Goods related, 2010: 42.8% Public administration and safety, 2005: 2.6% Mining, 2005: 1.8% Business services, 2005: 8.6% Household services, 2005: 18.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 26.0% Goods related, 2005: 42.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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Employment composition
Circular Head Council201520102005
Goods related1,69942.01,76442.81,67842.5
Agriculture, forestry and fishing98224.31,01024.51,02626.0
Household services85621.182019.973418.6
Business services2646.52846.93388.6
Public administration and safety1142.81142.81032.6

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.