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Murweh Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the Murweh Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Murweh Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Murweh Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers40919.912.143619.312.0-27
Professionals28413.819.827312.118.9+11
Technicians and Trades Workers23911.614.328312.514.9-44
Community and Personal Service Workers21410.411.32129.410.0+2
Clerical and Administrative Workers2039.913.624310.814.7-40
Sales Workers1396.89.71607.19.8-21
Machinery Operators And Drivers1246.06.91707.57.3-46
Labourers40619.810.542919.010.6-23
Inadequately described or not stated371.81.6502.21.8-13
Total Persons2,055100.0100.02,256100.0100.0-201

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Managers (409 people or 19.9%)
  • Labourers (406 people or 19.8%)
  • Professionals (284 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,099 people in total or 53.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Managers; 10.5% in Labourers and 19.8% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (19.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (19.9% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.8% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.9% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Murweh Shire decreased by 201 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Murweh Shire were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-46 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-44 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-40 persons)
  • Managers (-27 persons)

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