Balonne Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 909 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

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 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Balonne Shire2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90940.93.187639.03.2+34
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services211.01.4210.91.3+0
Wholesale Trade743.32.9843.73.0-10
Retail Trade1315.98.01898.48.8-57
Accommodation and Food Services733.35.5833.75.8-10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing693.15.7954.26.1-26
Information Media and Telecommunications001.2001.5--
Financial and Insurance Services190.82.7170.82.7+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services60.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services391.88.1321.47.3+7
Administrative and Support Services261.22.9311.43.1-5
Public Administration and Safety1235.56.71697.66.8-46
Education and Training1828.28.81556.98.3+27
Health Care and Social Assistance1888.514.41968.712.2-8
Arts and Recreation Services170.71.300.01.6+16
Other Services964.34.21084.84.2-12
Total industries2,226100.0100.02,244100.0100.0-18

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Balonne Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (909 people or 40.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (188 people or 8.5%)
  • Education and Training (182 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,279 people in total or 57.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.8% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (40.9% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.5% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (6.3% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Balonne Shire increased by decreased by -18 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Balonne Shire were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+36 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+34 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+27 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+19 full-time equivalent local workers)

Balonne Shire

economic profile