Resident Workforce

This section provides details of Murrindindi (S)'s resident workforce. This workforce includes those living in Murrindindi (S), and working either locally or outside of the municipality.

Unemployment

The unemployment rate for Murrindindi Shire residents has been consistently lower than the rural Victoria average. This annual unemployment data is sourced from the Department of Employment.

Unemployment by Age

The chart below shows the unemployment rate by different age groups at the 2016 Census. Murrindindi Shire shows elevated unemployment levels amongst the 20 to 44 year old age group when compared to rural Victoria, but unemployment amongst 15-19 year olds, is consistent with rural Victoria. The rate of unemployment amongst Murrindindi residents generally declines with age. This unemployment data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Labour Force Participation

The labour force participation rate (LFPR) is the ratio between the actual number of people available for work and the population 15 years and over. The number of people available for work includes those that are employed or are looking for work. It is important to read the LFPR in conjunction with unemployment rates. This labour force participation data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Industry of Employment

The chart below shows the industry sectors that Murrindindi Shire residents work in. The top three sectors are Construction (11.6 % of the workforce), Health Care and Social Assistance (10.9 %) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.5 %). When compared to the rural Victorian average, a high proportion of residents work within the Construction; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Accommodation and Food sectors. This data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Education

Educational attainment levels in Murrindindi Shire are generally in line with rural Victoria. 27.8 % of the Murrindindi Shire community have a bachelor’s degree or higher. This data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Transport Choice

The Census asks how each working resident travelled to their place of work. The figures help to highlight transport preferences, the number of persons that work from home, and the level of car dependency in a community. In Murrindindi Shire, the community is less likely to travel to work in a private motor vehicle. They are more likely to work from home, and more likely to walk to work. This is related to the high proportion of people working in construction and agriculture, forestry and fishing. This data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Local Industries

This section provides an overview of the key industries in Murrindindi (S) using ABS 'Place of Work' data. The data describes those that work within the boundaries of Murrindindi (S). These workers live both locally as well as outside of the municipality.

There are 4,117 jobs located in the Shire of Murrindindi. The largest employing industry is agriculture, forestry and fishing. This industry provides about 16.6 % of local jobs, much higher than the average across rural Victoria. Primary production plays a significant role within the Murrindindi economy. Other major industries include Education and Training (12.1% of jobs), Accommodation and Food Services (10.9%), and Health Care and Social Assistance (9.7%). This data is sourced from the 2016 Census (Place of Work data sets)