Balonne Shire

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 105 people who make up the tourism workforce in Balonne Shire, of this 48.6% worked full-time and 48.6% worked part-time or were away from work.

tourism are key industries in many parts of Australia, but it has not been well represented in economic profiles in the past due to the difficulty in defining it.

The tourism industries are defined by the ABS not as regular industries but as a set of occupation categories working across a number of industries.

This page presents some key statistics for tourism workers in Balonne Shire with comparisons to benchmark areas. tourism data should be viewed in conjunction with the Industry sector analysis page for the accomodation sector, which has modelled estimates of the size of the industry on an annual basis. The Employment locations page will show where accommodation activity is taking place and the Local workers section will reveal the characteristics of accommodation workers.

Please note: Due to a change in the occupation classification, tourism occupation data are currently only available from the 2016 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Balonne Shire2016
MeasureBalonne Shire% of total industryQueensland%% of total industry in Balonne Shire
Tourism workforce
Total workers 105100.0100.05.0
Age structure
15 to 24 years1514.333.05.7
25 to 44 years3836.239.34.8
45 to 54 Years2422.914.65.0
55 to 64 Years2221.010.15.5
65 years and over65.72.93.2
Hours worked
Worked full-time5148.643.33.7
Worked part-time4744.851.97.8
Away from work43.84.83.3
Bachelor or higher degree65.713.51.7
Advanced diploma or diploma1615.211.07.0
Certificate level3331.422.96.8
No qualifications4542.949.84.7
Born overseas1817.135.310.2
Birthplace not stated32.91.25.3
Speaks a language other than English87.622.711.3
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander1514.32.48.0
Individual income
Less than $5003836.237.39.8
$500 -$1,7495855.257.64.1
$1,750 or more32.93.81.2

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Balonne Shire

economic profile