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Murweh Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Murweh Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in Murweh Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Murweh Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Murweh Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Murweh Shire - All industries2016
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Number%Queensland %
Technicians and Trades Workers21010.614.2
Community and Personal Service Workers20310.311.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers20010.113.7
Sales Workers1397.09.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers964.96.9
Inadequately described or not stated361.81.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in Murweh Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (412 local workers or 20.8%)
  • Labourers (375 local workers or 19.0%)
  • Professionals (307 local workers or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,094 people in total or 55.3% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% as Managers; 10.6% as Labourers; and 19.9% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (20.8% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (19.0% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.5% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.6% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Murweh Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Managers (+412 local workers)
  • Labourers (+375 local workers)
  • Professionals (+307 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+210 local workers)

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