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Murweh Shire


In the Murweh Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $97 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Murweh Shire. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of 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 percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

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

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

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Murweh Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing96.621.73.3121.921.13.5-25.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8.
Wholesale Trade20.24.53.526.14.53.6-5.9
Retail Trade17.03.83.825.94.53.7-8.9
Accommodation and Food Services12.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17.63.96.617.53.06.6+0.1
Information Media and Telecommunications4.
Financial and Insurance Services39.08.85.317.33.04.5+21.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9.22.19.417.43.08.3-8.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14.93.35.814.32.55.2+0.6
Administrative and Support Services8.
Public Administration and Safety27.96.34.532.85.74.4-5.0
Education and Training18.24.13.816.82.93.3+1.4
Health Care and Social Assistance33.
Arts and Recreation Services2.
Other Services6.
Total industries446.0100.0100.0577.9100.0100.0-131.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 output by industry sectors in the Murweh Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($97 million or 21.7%)
  • Manufacturing ($54 million or 12.1%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($39 million or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $189 million in total or 42.5% of the total output by total industry in the the Murweh Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.9% in Manufacturing and 5.3% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (7.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (4.2% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Murweh Shire decreased by $-132 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$22 million)
  • Mining (+$16 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$9 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$2 million)

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