Balonne Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Balonne Shire, 24.8% of workers were Managers, compared to 21.4% in Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Balonne Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Balonne Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Balonne Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
Balonne Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers2059.613.72089.814.2-3
Community and Personal Service Workers2029.412.41979.311.4+5
Clerical and Administrative Workers1989.212.721810.313.7-20
Sales Workers1326.28.71567.49.7-24
Machinery Operators And Drivers21510.06.81708.06.9+45
Inadequately described or not stated502.31.9311.51.6+19
Total Persons2,146100.0100.02,120100.0100.0+26

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 All industries workforce in Balonne Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (533 local workers or 24.8%)
  • Labourers (334 local workers or 15.6%)
  • Professionals (277 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,144 people in total or 53.3% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.4% as Managers; 10.1% as Labourers and 21.4% as Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (24.8% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (12.9% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (15.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.6% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Balonne Shire between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+45 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (-24 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-20 local workers)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (+19 local workers)

Balonne Shire

economic profile