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Balonne Shire

Industry composition

In 2015, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector accounted for 34.4% of employment in the Balonne Shire. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (38.5% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the Balonne Shire provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the Balonne Shire's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2015: 6.5% Business services, 2015: 7.0% Household services, 2015: 24.4% Goods related, 2015: 27.1% Mining, 2015: 0.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 34.4% Public administration and safety, 2010: 6.0% Business services, 2010: 6.0% Household services, 2010: 23.5% Goods related, 2010: 26.1% Mining, 2010: 0.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 38.0% Public administration and safety, 2005: 4.9% Business services, 2005: 6.4% Household services, 2005: 22.9% Goods related, 2005: 27.3% Mining, 2005: 0.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 38.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Balonne Shire201520102005
Agriculture, forestry and fishing86434.499638.01,02538.5
Goods related68227.168326.172627.3
Household services61224.461523.561022.9
Business services1767.01566.01706.4
Public administration and safety1636.51576.01304.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in 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.