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Murweh Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Murweh Shire, making up 17.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Murweh Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Murweh Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Murweh Shire 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35217.64.938016.84.9-28
Mining00.03.730.14.1-3
Manufacturing1336.65.81556.97.9-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130.61.2180.81.3-5
Construction864.37.61757.87.9-89
Wholesale Trade723.62.3904.03.2-18
Retail Trade1959.710.723710.511.7-42
Accommodation and Food Services1105.58.71185.28.4-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing854.24.3974.34.5-12
Information Media and Telecommunications170.81.0190.81.0-2
Financial and Insurance Services130.61.8210.92.0-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.52.0140.61.9-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services472.34.5472.14.60
Administrative and Support Services442.23.2180.82.7+26
Public Administration and Safety1979.86.023210.36.0-35
Education and Training1919.59.21797.98.1+12
Health Care and Social Assistance27513.713.232014.211.8-45
Arts and Recreation Services140.71.7160.71.5-2
Other Services623.14.0552.44.0+7
Industry not classified854.24.2632.82.4+22

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.7% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.7% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: 17.6% Mining, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: 0.6% Construction, Murweh Shire: 4.3% Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: 3.6% Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: 9.8% Education and Training, Murweh Shire: 9.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: 0.7% Other Services, Murweh Shire: 3.1% Industry not classified, Murweh Shire: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: -28 Mining, Murweh Shire: -3 Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: -22 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: -5 Construction, Murweh Shire: -89 Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: -18 Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: -42 Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: -8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: -12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: +26 Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: -35 Education and Training, Murweh Shire: +12 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: -45 Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: -2 Other Services, Murweh Shire: +7 Industry not classified, Murweh Shire: +22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (352 local workers 17.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (275 local workers 13.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (197 local workers 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 824 people in total or 41.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 6.0% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.3% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Murweh Shire was for those employed in:

  • Construction (-89 local workers)

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