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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Balonne Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in Balonne Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Balonne Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Balonne Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Managers59528.412.159927.812.6-4
Professionals24711.819.221710.117.6+30
Technicians and Trades Workers21610.315.024911.615.3-33
Community and Personal Service Workers1587.510.01527.19.1+6
Clerical and Administrative Workers2029.614.91999.315.2+3
Sales Workers1306.29.91466.810.5-16
Machinery Operators And Drivers23011.07.31788.37.1+52
Labourers29113.910.539518.411.7-104
Inadequately described or not stated261.21.1160.71.0+10

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

Local workers occupations, 2011
Local workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 10.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 14.9% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 7.3% Labourers, Queensland: 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.1% Managers, Balonne Shire: 28.4% Professionals, Balonne Shire: 11.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire: 10.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire: 7.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire: 9.6% Sales Workers, Balonne Shire: 6.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire: 11.0% Labourers, Balonne Shire: 13.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -4 Professionals, Balonne Shire - All industries: +30 Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -33 Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +6 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +3 Sales Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -16 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +52 Labourers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -104 Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire - All industries: +10
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 in Balonne Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (595 local workers or 28.4%)
  • Labourers (291 local workers or 13.9%)
  • Professionals (247 local workers or 11.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,133 people in total or 54.1% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% as Managers; 10.5% as Labourers; and 19.2% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (28.4% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (11.8% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.6% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.3% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Balonne Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Labourers (-104 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+52 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-33 local workers)
  • Professionals (+30 local workers)

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