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Balonne Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 789 local jobs in 2014/15.

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 Shire2014/152009/10Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing78930.52.81,17643.93.1-388
Mining160.62.590.32.3+7
Manufacturing1505.87.8782.98.8+72
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services301.21.3281.01.2+2
Construction1305.09.51475.510.5-17
Wholesale Trade1194.63.6823.13.8+37
Retail Trade1716.610.61786.610.8-7
Accommodation and Food Services943.67.41013.87.0-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1847.15.2973.65.3+88
Information Media and Telecommunications90.41.370.31.3+2
Financial and Insurance Services381.52.7230.92.8+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services281.11.9140.52.0+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services361.46.9361.36.50
Administrative and Support Services431.73.3511.93.2-7
Public Administration and Safety30211.77.01234.67.0+179
Education and Training1716.68.228210.57.9-111
Health Care and Social Assistance1857.112.21786.611.2+7
Arts and Recreation Services60.21.440.21.4+1
Other Services893.44.3662.54.0+22

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 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.2% 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: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 30.5% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.6% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 1.2% Construction, Balonne Shire: 5.0% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 4.6% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 1.4% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 11.7% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 7.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 3.4%
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, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -388 Mining, Balonne Shire: +7 Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: +72 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: +2 Construction, Balonne Shire: -17 Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: +37 Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -7 Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: +88 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: +15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: +14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: -7 Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: +179 Education and Training, Balonne Shire: -111 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: +7 Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: +1 Other Services, Balonne Shire: +22
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 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (789 people or 30.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (302 people or 11.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (185 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,275 people in total or 49.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.0% in Public Administration and Safety; and 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 (30.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.4% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.1% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Balonne Shire decreased by 91 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in the Balonne Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-388 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+179 local workers)
  • Education and Training (-111 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+88 local workers)

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