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Murweh Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Murweh Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 401 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Murweh Shire.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Murweh Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40120.43.439717.33.1+4
Mining120.63.3311.44.1-19
Manufacturing1447.47.51878.28.1-43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.51.5160.71.6-6
Construction1507.611.125611.211.3-107
Wholesale Trade703.63.4924.03.5-21
Retail Trade1477.58.327211.89.3-124
Accommodation and Food Services904.65.9893.95.3+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing693.56.0813.56.0-12
Information Media and Telecommunications170.91.4271.21.5-10
Financial and Insurance Services552.82.7321.42.4+23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.52.0200.92.2-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services884.57.1863.77.5+2
Administrative and Support Services432.23.2431.93.1+0
Public Administration and Safety1738.86.71998.66.9-26
Education and Training1829.38.21576.87.2+25
Health Care and Social Assistance23111.812.423410.211.0-3
Arts and Recreation Services160.81.6190.81.4-4
Other Services572.94.2592.64.5-2
Total industries1,964100.0100.02,297100.0100.0-333

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Murweh Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (401 people or 20.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (231 people or 11.8%)
  • Education and Training (182 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 814 people in total or 41.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.2% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (20.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (7.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Murweh Shire increased by decreased by -333 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Murweh Shire were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+25 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+23 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+4 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+2 full-time equivalent local workers)

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