Shire of Murray

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Shire of Murray than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Shire of Murray's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Shire of Murray 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers1,55321.115.31,30020.316.2+253
Community and Personal Service Workers87411.911.865410.210.6+220
Clerical and Administrative Workers6989.512.164610.113.0+52
Sales Workers6108.37.86029.48.8+8
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,05514.37.790614.17.5+149
Inadequately described or not stated1341.81.71422.21.7-8
Total Persons7,367100.0100.06,416100.0100.0+951

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Shire of Murray in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,553 people or 21.1%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,055 people or 14.3%)
  • Labourers (879 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,487 people in total or 47.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 15.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 7.7% in Machinery Operators And Drivers and 9.4% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Shire of Murray and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (10.7% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.3% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (21.1% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.5% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Shire of Murray increased by 951 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Shire of Murray were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+253 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+220 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+149 persons)
  • Professionals (+108 persons)

Murray Shire Council

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