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Shire of Morawa

Industry sector of employment

More Shire of Morawa residents worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing than any other industry in 2016.

The Shire of Morawa’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Shire of Morawa - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9833.29.19724.48.9+1
Mining72.411.1338.311.2-26
Manufacturing0--5.371.87.2-7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0--1.30--1.30
Construction113.79.2276.810.9-16
Retail Trade237.88.7246.09.2-1
Wholesale trade0--2.0102.52.5-10
Accommodation and Food Services51.76.4123.06.1-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing124.14.7225.54.8-10
Information Media and Telecommunications0--0.50--0.60
Financial and Insurance Services0--1.161.51.2-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services31.01.430.81.50
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0--3.30--3.20
Administrative and Support Services0--3.151.32.7-5
Public Administration and Safety206.85.7246.05.8-4
Education and Training7926.88.36416.17.6+15
Health Care and Social Assistance279.29.6379.38.4-10
Arts and Recreation Services0--1.10--0.70
Other Services0--3.9143.53.9-14
Inadequately described or not stated103.44.2133.32.3-3

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

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional WA: 9.1% Mining, Regional WA: 11.1% Manufacturing, Regional WA: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional WA: 1.3% Construction, Regional WA: 9.2% Retail Trade, Regional WA: 8.7% Wholesale trade, Regional WA: 2.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional WA: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional WA: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional WA: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional WA: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional WA: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional WA: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Regional WA: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional WA: 5.7% Education and Training, Regional WA: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional WA: 9.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional WA: 1.1% Other Services, Regional WA: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Morawa: 33.2% Mining, Shire of Morawa: 2.4% Construction, Shire of Morawa: 3.7% Retail Trade, Shire of Morawa: 7.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Morawa: 1.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Morawa: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Morawa: 1.0% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Morawa: 6.8% Education and Training, Shire of Morawa: 26.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Morawa: 9.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Morawa: +1 Mining, Shire of Morawa: -26 Manufacturing, Shire of Morawa: -7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Morawa: 0 Construction, Shire of Morawa: -16 Retail Trade, Shire of Morawa: -1 Wholesale trade, Shire of Morawa: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Morawa: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Morawa: -10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Morawa: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Morawa: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Morawa: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Morawa: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Morawa: -5 Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Morawa: -4 Education and Training, Shire of Morawa: +15 Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Morawa: -10 Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Morawa: 0 Other Services, Shire of Morawa: -14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Shire of Morawa in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (98 people or 33.2%)
  • Education and Training (79 people or 26.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (27 people or 9.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 204 people in total or 69.2% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 9.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.3% in Education and Training; and 9.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (33.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (26.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in mining (2.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (3.7% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Morawa decreased by 103 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2011 and 2016.

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