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Murweh Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Murweh Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Australia.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Murweh Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Murweh Shire - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Australia %Number%Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers41220.813.045720.412.9-45
Professionals30715.522.230213.521.3+5
Technicians and Trades Workers21010.613.526011.614.2-50
Community and Personal Service Workers20310.310.82069.29.7-3
Clerical and Administrative Workers20010.113.624210.814.7-42
Sales Workers1397.09.41597.19.4-20
Machinery Operators And Drivers964.96.31456.56.6-49
Labourers37519.09.542518.99.4-50
Inadequately described or not stated361.81.7492.21.9-13

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Australia: 13.0% Professionals, Australia: 22.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Australia: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Australia: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Australia: 13.6% Sales Workers, Australia: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Australia: 6.3% Labourers, Australia: 9.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Australia: 1.7% Managers, Murweh Shire: 20.8% Professionals, Murweh Shire: 15.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Murweh Shire: 10.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Murweh Shire: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Murweh Shire: 10.1% Sales Workers, Murweh Shire: 7.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Murweh Shire: 4.9% Labourers, Murweh Shire: 19.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Murweh Shire: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Murweh Shire - All industries: -45 Professionals, Murweh Shire - All industries: +5 Technicians and Trades Workers, Murweh Shire - All industries: -50 Community and Personal Service Workers, Murweh Shire - All industries: -3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Murweh Shire - All industries: -42 Sales Workers, Murweh Shire - All industries: -20 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Murweh Shire - All industries: -49 Labourers, Murweh Shire - All industries: -50 Inadequately described or not stated, Murweh Shire - All industries: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Managers (412 local workers or 20.8%)
  • Labourers (375 local workers or 19.0%)
  • Professionals (307 local workers or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,094 people in total or 55.3% of the local workers .

In comparison, Australia employed 13.0% as Managers; 9.5% as Labourers; and 22.2% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Murweh Shire and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (19.0% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (20.8% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.5% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.1% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Murweh Shire workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-50 local workers)
  • Labourers (-50 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-49 local workers)
  • Managers (-45 local workers)

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