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Balonne Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Balonne Shire, making up 38.4% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Balonne Shire 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80438.42.780637.53.4-2
Mining40.22.640.21.70
Manufacturing381.88.5653.09.9-27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.21.2311.41.0-6
Construction984.79.0874.08.9+11
Wholesale Trade643.13.7311.44.0+33
Retail Trade1778.410.822710.611.8-50
Accommodation and Food Services984.77.01205.67.0-22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing823.95.3793.75.1+3
Information Media and Telecommunications30.11.3120.61.5-9
Financial and Insurance Services221.12.7251.22.9-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services110.51.9221.02.2-11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services442.16.6331.55.8+11
Administrative and Support Services271.33.2371.73.1-10
Public Administration and Safety1225.86.81054.96.8+17
Education and Training1708.18.01768.27.8-6
Health Care and Social Assistance20910.012.11728.010.4+37
Arts and Recreation Services50.21.400.01.4+5
Other Services663.23.9793.73.8-13
Industry not classified261.21.2401.91.4-14

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.2% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.7% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.8% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 38.4% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 1.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 1.2% Construction, Balonne Shire: 4.7% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 3.1% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 1.3% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 5.8% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 3.2% Industry not classified, Balonne Shire: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -2 Mining, Balonne Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: -27 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: -6 Construction, Balonne Shire: +11 Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: +33 Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -50 Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: +3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: -9 Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: -3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: -11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: +11 Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: +17 Education and Training, Balonne Shire: -6 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: +37 Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: +5 Other Services, Balonne Shire: -13 Industry not classified, Balonne Shire: -14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Balonne Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (804 local workers 38.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (209 local workers 10.0%)
  • Retail Trade (177 local workers 8.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,190 people in total or 56.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.8% 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 (38.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.7% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Balonne Shire was for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-50 local workers)

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