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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Murchison Area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Murchison Area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Murchison Area;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Murchison Area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Murchison Area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Murchison Area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %2011 to 2016
Managers1,69316.751.11,77316.460.9-80
Professionals9759.62.41,0309.53.5-55
Technicians and Trades Workers1,56815.54.11,80616.72.8-238
Community and Personal Service Workers9899.8--9769.0--+13
Clerical and Administrative Workers8508.44.39048.43.6-54
Sales Workers7937.80.87547.0--+39
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,17511.66.21,51014.03.7-335
Labourers1,87318.529.41,88917.525.3-16
Inadequately described or not stated2042.01.71811.70.2+23

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 51.1% Professionals, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.3% Sales Workers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.2% Labourers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 29.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.7% Managers, All industries: 16.7% Professionals, All industries: 9.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, All industries: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, All industries: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, All industries: 8.4% Sales Workers, All industries: 7.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, All industries: 11.6% Labourers, All industries: 18.5% Inadequately described or not stated, All industries: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Murchison Area - All industries: -80 Professionals, Murchison Area - All industries: -55 Technicians and Trades Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: -238 Community and Personal Service Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: +13 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: -54 Sales Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: +39 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Murchison Area - All industries: -335 Labourers, Murchison Area - All industries: -16 Inadequately described or not stated, Murchison Area - All industries: +23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Murchison Area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,873 local workers or 18.5%)
  • Managers (1,693 local workers or 16.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,568 local workers or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,134 people in total or 50.7% of the local workers .

In comparison, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within Murchison Area employed 29.4% as Labourers; 51.1% as Managers; and 4.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Murchison Area and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (9.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (16.7% compared to 51.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (18.5% compared to 29.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Murchison Area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-335 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-238 local workers)
  • Managers (-80 local workers)
  • Professionals (-55 local workers)

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