Balonne Shire

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 91.2% of Balonne Shire’s resident workers were employed locally.

Self-containment measures the proportion of resident workers who are employed within the boundaries of the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the propensity of residents to seek employment outside the Local Government Area or region in which they live.

Self containment is likely to be higher for regional areas and, lower in metropolitan areas and is influenced by:

  • The nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of residents;
  • Transport options available and commuting times;
  • Relationship between wages and salaries and house prices in the area; and
  • The geographic size of the area.

Employment self-containment data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Residents place of workdata to see where resident workers are accessing employment, along with Jobs to workers ratio data which provides the theoretical number of jobs which could be provided to residents of Balonne Shire in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-containment by Industry
Balonne Shire20212016Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing71666092.273666289.9+2.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2626100.02020100.0--%
Wholesale Trade5151100.06060100.0--%
Retail Trade14814295.919018697.9-1.9%
Accommodation and Food Services1009595.07474100.0-5.0%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing655889.2585493.1-3.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications00033100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services2020100.01616100.0--%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1010100.066100.0--%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2424100.0363391.7+8.3%
Administrative and Support Services393692.3383181.6+10.7%
Public Administration and Safety110110100.0106106100.0--%
Education and Training18117194.518016692.2+2.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance23322295.323022497.4-2.1%
Arts and Recreation Services44100.0300+100.0%
Other Services6363100.0817693.8+6.2%
Industry not classified948186.2898696.6-10.4%
Total Industries2,1041,91891.22,1421,93590.3+0.8%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Balonne Shire

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