Bulloo Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Bulloo Shire, making up 26.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Bulloo Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Bulloo Shire.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bulloo Shire20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6926.22.65318.62.8+16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.272.51.1-7
Wholesale Trade002.3002.6--
Retail Trade72.79.393.29.9-2
Accommodation and Food Services166.17.23010.57.4-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing83.04.7113.95.1-3
Information Media and Telecommunications000.9001.2--
Financial and Insurance Services002.5002.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services001.8002.0--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41.56.7006.2+4
Administrative and Support Services83.03.431.13.5+5
Public Administration and Safety6324.06.16121.46.5+2
Education and Training83.08.993.29.0-1
Health Care and Social Assistance83.015.441.413.0+4
Arts and Recreation Services72.71.5001.6+7
Other Services72.73.9003.9+7
Industry not classified114.24.5113.94.3--
Total persons263100.0100.0285100.0100.0-22

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 local workers in Bulloo Shire in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (69 people or 26.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (63 people or 24.0%)
  • Mining (29 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 161 people in total or 61.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.1% in Public Administration and Safety and 2.2% in Mining.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Bulloo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.2% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (24.0% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (3.0% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (11.0% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Bulloo Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-37 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+16 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-14 local workers)
  • Other Services (+7 local workers)

Bulloo Shire

economic profile