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Balonne Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,027 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Balonne Shire.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Balonne Shire2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,02739.63.41,17044.43.5-143
Mining170.63.0150.63.1+1
Manufacturing1164.58.51013.89.3+15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services261.01.4240.91.4+2
Construction1365.210.51395.310.2-3
Wholesale Trade1084.14.2833.24.2+25
Retail Trade1907.39.32037.79.4-13
Accommodation and Food Services943.66.1953.66.0-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1445.56.11304.96.0+13
Information Media and Telecommunications170.71.380.31.4+9
Financial and Insurance Services321.22.9271.02.8+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services140.52.1100.42.1+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services411.67.4381.57.3+2
Administrative and Support Services341.33.0321.23.0+3
Public Administration and Safety1495.77.01395.37.0+9
Education and Training1666.47.61646.27.6+3
Health Care and Social Assistance1857.110.71686.410.4+17
Arts and Recreation Services100.41.390.31.2+1
Other Services903.54.1813.14.0+8

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

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.4% Mining, Queensland: 3.0% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.4% Construction, Queensland: 10.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 4.2% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.4% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.3% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 39.6% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.6% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 1.0% Construction, Balonne Shire: 5.2% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 4.1% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 1.6% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 1.3% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 5.7% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 7.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.4% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 3.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -143 Mining, Balonne Shire: +1 Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: +15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: +2 Construction, Balonne Shire: -3 Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: +25 Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -13 Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: +13 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: +3 Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: +9 Education and Training, Balonne Shire: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: +17 Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: +1 Other Services, Balonne Shire: +8
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 full-time equivalent local workers in Balonne Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,027 full-time equivalent local workers or 39.6%)
  • Retail Trade (190 full-time equivalent local workers or 7.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (185 full-time equivalent local workers or 7.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,402 people in total or 54.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.3% in Retail Trade; and 10.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (39.6% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.6% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (5.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.5% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Balonne Shire decreased by 41 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-143 full-time equivalent local workers)

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