Shire of Murray

Employment by industry (Total)

In Shire of Murray, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 2,022 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Shire of Murray. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Shire of Murray regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Shire of Murray's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Shire of Murray2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3204.02.14296.52.9-109
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1692.11.41412.11.4+28
Wholesale Trade851.12.81051.62.7-20
Retail Trade4715.98.34977.59.2-26
Accommodation and Food Services5036.36.24737.16.8+29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1361.75.11061.64.9+31
Information Media and Telecommunications60.
Financial and Insurance Services610.82.3490.72.3+11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1702.11.6821.21.6+88
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2563.27.51612.46.7+95
Administrative and Support Services2352.92.91802.73.2+56
Public Administration and Safety3314.15.92063.16.3+125
Education and Training7369.28.34737.18.9+264
Health Care and Social Assistance4836.013.44256.412.2+58
Arts and Recreation Services2322.91.82093.12.1+23
Other Services2753.44.12263.44.1+49
Total industries8,038100.0100.06,652100.0100.0+1,387

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Shire of Murray in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (2,022 people or 25.2%)
  • Mining (872 people or 10.8%)
  • Education and Training (736 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,630 people in total or 45.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 6.1% in Manufacturing; 9.8% in Mining and 8.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Shire of Murray and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (25.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.7% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Shire of Murray increased by 1,387 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Manufacturing (+389 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+264 local workers)
  • Mining (+213 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+125 local workers)

Murray Shire Council

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