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Balonne Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Balonne Shire, making up 34.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Balonne Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Balonne Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Balonne Shire 2016
Industry
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Number%Queensland %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing72834.52.8
Mining40.22.3
Manufacturing311.56.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.21.1
Construction1055.08.9
Wholesale Trade673.22.6
Retail Trade1949.29.9
Accommodation and Food Services844.07.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing562.75.1
Information Media and Telecommunications50.21.2
Financial and Insurance Services160.82.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services60.32.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services341.66.2
Administrative and Support Services371.83.5
Public Administration and Safety1145.46.5
Education and Training1788.49.0
Health Care and Social Assistance25111.913.0
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.6
Other Services833.93.9
Industry not classified914.34.3

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 34.5% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 1.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 1.2% Construction, Balonne Shire: 5.0% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 3.2% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 1.6% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 5.4% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 3.9% Industry not classified, Balonne Shire: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Balonne Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (728 local workers 34.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (251 local workers 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (194 local workers 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,173 people in total or 55.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.0% compared to 8.9%)

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