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Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the 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 the Balonne Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the 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 the 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Balonne Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75635.22.884635.32.6-90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services180.81.1321.31.1-14
Wholesale Trade622.92.6602.53.4+2
Retail Trade1928.99.92018.410.0-9
Accommodation and Food Services803.77.31094.56.5-29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing612.85.1753.14.9-14
Information Media and Telecommunications30.
Financial and Insurance Services200.92.5190.82.5+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.52.0140.61.7-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services321.56.3522.26.1-20
Administrative and Support Services411.93.5351.53.0+6
Public Administration and Safety1235.76.61325.56.3-9
Education and Training1858.69.01737.27.4+12
Health Care and Social Assistance23110.713.01998.311.2+32
Arts and Recreation Services50.21.640.21.3+1
Other Services763.53.9803.33.6-4
Industry not classified924.34.3984.12.2-6
Total Persons2,144100.0100.02,294100.0100.0-150

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Balonne Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (756 people or 35.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (231 people or 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (192 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,179 people in total or 54.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (35.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.1% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Balonne Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-90 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+32 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-29 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-20 resident workforce)

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