Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Balonne Shire's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Balonne Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Balonne Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Balonne Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Balonne Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing72634.52.675635.22.8-30
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services261.21.2180.81.1+8
Wholesale Trade562.72.4622.92.6-6
Retail Trade1446.99.31928.99.9-48
Accommodation and Food Services1024.97.2803.77.3+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing663.14.7612.85.1+5
Information Media and Telecommunications001.030.11.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services201.02.6200.92.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services160.81.8100.52.0+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services251.26.7321.56.3-7
Administrative and Support Services361.73.4411.93.5-5
Public Administration and Safety1125.36.21235.76.6-11
Education and Training1848.88.81858.69.0-1
Health Care and Social Assistance23811.315.423110.713.0+7
Arts and Recreation Services40.21.550.21.6-1
Other Services703.33.9763.53.9-6
Industry not classified934.44.5924.34.3+1
Total Persons2,098100.0100.02,144100.0100.0-46

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Balonne Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (726 people or 34.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (238 people or 11.3%)
  • Education and Training (184 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,148 people in total or 54.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.5% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.3% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.6% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Balonne Shire were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-48 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-30 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+22 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (+15 resident workforce)

Balonne Shire

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