Murweh Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Murweh Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 376 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Murweh Shire. 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 Murweh Shire 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 Murweh Shire'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
Murweh Shire2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing33716.62.534316.12.7-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services190.91.3180.91.2+0
Wholesale Trade834.12.6743.52.7+9
Retail Trade1889.39.322810.79.9-40
Accommodation and Food Services954.76.91527.17.1-57
Transport, Postal and Warehousing673.35.3843.95.4-17
Information Media and Telecommunications351.
Financial and Insurance Services120.62.7221.02.6-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services60.31.9120.62.0-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services623.07.4763.66.7-15
Administrative and Support Services442.23.3472.23.5-3
Public Administration and Safety1808.96.61918.96.7-11
Education and Training1959.69.222110.39.3-26
Health Care and Social Assistance37618.515.628113.113.6+95
Arts and Recreation Services170.81.5281.31.8-11
Other Services703.44.2632.94.1+7
Total industries2,028100.0100.02,140100.0100.0-112

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 Murweh Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (376 people or 18.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (337 people or 16.6%)
  • Education and Training (195 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 908 people in total or 44.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.5% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Murweh Shire decreased by -112 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+95 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+26 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+9 local workers)
  • Other Services (+7 local workers)

Murweh Shire

economic profile