Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Balonne Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Balonne Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Balonne Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers22410.713.721910.214.3+5
Community and Personal Service Workers1909.012.31888.711.3+2
Clerical and Administrative Workers1878.912.722010.213.6-33
Sales Workers1326.38.71617.59.7-29
Machinery Operators And Drivers21410.26.81768.26.9+38
Inadequately described or not stated502.41.9341.61.6+16
Total Persons2,102100.0100.02,157100.0100.0-55

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Balonne Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (504 people or 24.0%)
  • Labourers (339 people or 16.1%)
  • Professionals (262 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,105 people in total or 52.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.5% in Managers; 10.1% in Labourers and 21.4% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (24.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (12.5% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.9% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Balonne Shire decreased by 55 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Balonne Shire were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+38 persons)
  • Managers (-35 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-33 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-29 persons)

Balonne Shire

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