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Murweh Shire


In the Murweh Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $69 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Murweh Shire boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Murweh Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing68.631.75.490.343.26.9-21.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.
Wholesale Trade12.15.63.816.78.04.1-4.6
Retail Trade6.63.03.610.04.83.7-3.5
Accommodation and Food Services5.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9.
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services23.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.
Administrative and Support Services2.
Public Administration and Safety9.
Education and Training6.
Health Care and Social Assistance6.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services2.
Total industries216.7100.0100.0209.3100.0100.0+7.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the Murweh Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (69 million or 31.7%)
  • Manufacturing (41 million or 19.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (23 million or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 133 million in total or 61.3% of the total exports by industry in the the Murweh Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.2% in Manufacturing and 3.4% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (31.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (9.2% compared to 27.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (10.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4.2% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Murweh Shire $increased by 7 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Murweh Shire were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$20 million)
  • Mining (+$19 million)
  • Other Services (+$2 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$2 million)

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