RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
Skip to content

Murweh Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Murweh Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 358 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (total) by industry
Murweh Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35815.74.942116.84.8-63
Mining321.44.1321.34.4+1
Manufacturing2179.66.21927.77.0+25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.11.2210.81.4+4
Construction1366.010.22419.610.9-105
Wholesale Trade1004.42.11014.02.9-1
Retail Trade1757.710.525110.010.9-77
Accommodation and Food Services1506.68.61245.08.1+26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing783.44.41054.24.6-26
Information Media and Telecommunications281.21.0261.01.2+2
Financial and Insurance Services100.51.8301.21.9-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services150.61.9140.62.1+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services502.24.5552.24.6-5
Administrative and Support Services492.23.6411.63.3+8
Public Administration and Safety2079.15.825110.05.7-44
Education and Training2259.99.62178.68.3+8
Health Care and Social Assistance30713.513.830412.111.9+3
Arts and Recreation Services371.61.9210.91.8+16
Other Services753.34.0602.44.1+15

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 4.1% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.1% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.8% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: 15.7% Mining, Murweh Shire: 1.4% Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: 9.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: 1.1% Construction, Murweh Shire: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: 4.4% Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: 7.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: 9.1% Education and Training, Murweh Shire: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: 1.6% Other Services, Murweh Shire: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murweh Shire: -63 Mining, Murweh Shire: +1 Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: +25 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: +4 Construction, Murweh Shire: -105 Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: -1 Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: -77 Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: +26 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: -26 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: -5 Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: +8 Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: -44 Education and Training, Murweh Shire: +8 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: +3 Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: +16 Other Services, Murweh Shire: +15
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (358 people or 15.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (307 people or 13.5%)
  • Education and Training (225 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 890 people in total or 39.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.6% in Education and Training.

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 (15.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.1% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.0% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Murweh Shire decreased by 232 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Murweh Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-105 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-77 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-63 local workers)

v19.10.22-1.0.0