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Murweh Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Murweh Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 606 local jobs in 2019/20.

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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Murweh Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60625.63.136515.02.8+242
Mining40.22.6220.92.8-17
Manufacturing2128.96.91566.47.0+57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20.11.2160.71.3-14
Construction1335.69.71656.89.3-32
Wholesale Trade783.33.1964.03.1-18
Retail Trade2229.49.532213.310.2-100
Accommodation and Food Services1084.57.21506.27.3-42
Transport, Postal and Warehousing783.35.1913.85.2-14
Information Media and Telecommunications100.41.4321.31.4-21
Financial and Insurance Services100.42.6311.32.7-20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services10.01.9190.82.0-18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services512.27.1913.86.8-40
Administrative and Support Services401.73.3502.13.5-10
Public Administration and Safety2128.96.82098.66.6+2
Education and Training25010.69.02209.19.1+30
Health Care and Social Assistance28211.913.831212.812.9-30
Arts and Recreation Services50.21.7140.61.7-9
Other Services652.84.0662.74.2-1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.1% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.2% Construction, Queensland: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.8% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.7% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: 25.6% Mining, Murweh Shire: 0.2% Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: 0.1% Construction, Murweh Shire: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: 3.3% Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: 8.9% Education and Training, Murweh Shire: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: 0.2% Other Services, Murweh Shire: 2.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: +242 Mining, Murweh Shire: -17 Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: +57 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: -14 Construction, Murweh Shire: -32 Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: -18 Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: -100 Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: -42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: -21 Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: -20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: -18 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: -40 Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: +2 Education and Training, Murweh Shire: +30 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: -30 Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: -9 Other Services, Murweh Shire: -1
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Murweh Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (606 people or 25.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (282 people or 11.9%)
  • Education and Training (250 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,139 people in total or 48.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.0% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.5% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Murweh Shire decreased by 54 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Murweh Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+242 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-100 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+57 local workers)

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