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Murweh Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Murweh Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 329 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the 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 the 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 the 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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing32914.72.735613.82.7-27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.61.2200.81.3-5
Wholesale Trade964.32.9983.83.2-2
Retail Trade2139.510.532312.610.3-110
Accommodation and Food Services1446.47.61505.87.2-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing843.85.3963.75.3-12
Information Media and Telecommunications190.81.3291.11.4-10
Financial and Insurance Services542.42.6391.52.7+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services110.51.7230.92.0-11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services994.46.4953.76.7+5
Administrative and Support Services492.23.3532.13.4-5
Public Administration and Safety2109.47.02188.56.5-8
Education and Training2059.29.22037.98.7+2
Health Care and Social Assistance30213.513.531112.112.5-9
Arts and Recreation Services221.01.6251.01.6-2
Other Services642.94.0642.54.3+0
Total industries2,235100.0100.02,570100.0100.0-334

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 the Murweh Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (329 people or 14.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (302 people or 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (213 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 844 people in total or 37.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (9.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Murweh Shire increased by decreased by -334 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+15 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+5 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2 local workers)
  • Other Services (+0 local workers)

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