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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force managers in the Balonne Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Balonne Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Managers59625.912.062026.512.4-24
Professionals23910.418.923410.017.1+5
Technicians and Trades Workers25811.214.925010.715.4+8
Community and Personal Service Workers1647.110.01697.29.1-5
Clerical and Administrative Workers2189.514.72199.414.8-1
Sales Workers1556.79.81375.810.4+18
Machinery Operators And Drivers25611.17.32189.37.2+38
Labourers36716.010.644118.811.9-74
Inadequately described or not stated452.01.8542.31.8-9

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

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Queensland: 12.0% Professionals, Queensland: 18.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 10.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 14.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 7.3% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.8% Managers, Balonne Shire: 25.9% Professionals, Balonne Shire: 10.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire: 11.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire: 7.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire: 9.5% Sales Workers, Balonne Shire: 6.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire: 11.1% Labourers, Balonne Shire: 16.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Balonne Shire: -24 Professionals, Balonne Shire: +5 Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire: +8 Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire: -5 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire: -1 Sales Workers, Balonne Shire: +18 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire: +38 Labourers, Balonne Shire: -74 Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire: -9
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 labour force in Balonne Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (596 people or 25.9%)
  • Labourers (367 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (258 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,221 people in total or 53.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.0% in Managers; 10.6% in Labourers; and 14.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (25.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (16.0% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (10.4% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.5% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Balonne Shire decreased by 44 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Balonne Shire was for those employed as:

  • Labourers (-74 local labour force)

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