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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers managers in the 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Balonne Shire 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers53925.012.159525.912.0-56
Professionals26012.119.824410.618.9+16
Technicians and Trades Workers21910.214.325110.914.9-32
Community and Personal Service Workers1888.711.31677.310.0+21
Clerical and Administrative Workers22010.213.62229.714.7-2
Sales Workers1617.59.71476.49.8+14
Machinery Operators And Drivers1768.26.925911.37.3-83
Labourers36016.710.536415.910.6-4
Inadequately described or not stated341.61.6472.01.8-13

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, Balonne Shire - All industries: 25.0% Professionals, Balonne Shire - All industries: 12.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: 10.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: 10.2% Sales Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: 7.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire - All industries: 8.2% Labourers, Balonne Shire - All industries: 16.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire - All industries: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -56 Professionals, Balonne Shire - All industries: +16 Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -32 Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +21 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -2 Sales Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +14 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -83 Labourers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -4 Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire - All industries: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Balonne Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (539 people or 25.0%)
  • Labourers (360 people or 16.7%)
  • Professionals (260 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,159 people in total or 53.7% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Managers; 10.5% in Labourers; and 19.8% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (25.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (16.7% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (12.1% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.2% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Balonne Shire decreased by 139 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Balonne Shire were for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-83 people)
  • Managers (-56 people)

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