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Balonne Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 847 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Balonne Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Balonne Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Balonne Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Balonne Shire2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing84734.22.796837.42.8-122
Mining140.62.4140.52.40
Manufacturing1014.17.7953.78.6+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services291.21.3291.11.30
Construction1174.79.31264.99.3-9
Wholesale Trade1154.63.8953.63.8+20
Retail Trade1767.110.72057.910.7-29
Accommodation and Food Services1044.27.21134.37.0-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1305.35.41254.85.4+5
Information Media and Telecommunications180.71.390.31.4+9
Financial and Insurance Services351.42.8321.22.8+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services180.72.0130.52.0+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services492.07.1481.96.90
Administrative and Support Services552.23.4532.03.3+2
Public Administration and Safety1596.47.11616.27.1-2
Education and Training1978.08.22037.88.0-6
Health Care and Social Assistance2218.912.02148.311.6+7
Arts and Recreation Services90.41.480.31.40
Other Services803.24.1803.14.10

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 34.2% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.6% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 1.2% Construction, Balonne Shire: 4.7% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 4.6% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 6.4% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 8.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.4% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 3.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -122 Mining, Balonne Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: +6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 0 Construction, Balonne Shire: -9 Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: +20 Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -29 Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: +5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: +2 Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: -2 Education and Training, Balonne Shire: -6 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: +7 Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0 Other Services, Balonne Shire: 0
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (847 people or 34.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (221 people or 8.9%)
  • Education and Training (197 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,265 people in total or 51.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.2% in Education and Training.

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 (34.2% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.7% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.1% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Balonne Shire decreased by 117 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Balonne Shire was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-122 local workers)

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