Murray Shire Council

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Shire of Murray

Local workers - Key statistics

In Shire of Murray 60.3% of the local workers are males and 39.7% are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in Shire of Murray vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. Shire of Murray currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Shire of Murray subscribe to the FULL version of
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Shire of Murray2016
Namenumber%. Western Australia
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)5,404100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years66112.214.0
25 - 54 years3,42863.466.9
55 - 64 years1,03719.214.9
65 years and over2765.14.1
Top three industries
Retail trade4328.09.5
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,31124.316.4
Machinery operators and drivers79514.77.6
Hours worked
Full time3,41663.261.9
Part time1,88134.836.3
Bachelor or higher degree78514.527.4
Advanced diploma or diploma4498.310.8
Certificate level1,87034.625.4
No qualifications2,13239.533.6
Individual Income
Less than $50097618.116.8
$500 -$1,7492,47645.856.9
$1,750 or more1,84734.224.9
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport210.49.4
Walked only1312.42.8
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,33524.738.6
Speaks a language other than English at home3286.118.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161793.38.2

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