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Industry composition

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In 2017, the Goods related sector accounted for 39.2% of employment in the Murchison Area. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (42.8% 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: 2.8% Business services, 2017: 6.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2017: 11.0% Mining, 2017: 11.7% Household services, 2017: 28.3% Goods related, 2017: 39.2% Public administration and safety, 2012: 2.5% Business services, 2012: 6.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2012: 8.9% Mining, 2012: 12.6% Household services, 2012: 27.5% Goods related, 2012: 42.3% Public administration and safety, 2007: 3.5% Business services, 2007: 6.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2007: 11.7% Mining, 2007: 6.5% Household services, 2007: 28.9% Goods related, 2007: 42.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Waratah-Wynyard Council201720122007
Goods related1,75939.21,89142.31,66142.8
Household services1,26828.31,23127.51,12028.9
Agriculture, forestry and fishing49511.04008.945211.7
Business services3086.92736.12576.6
Public administration and safety1272.81102.51363.5

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