Bulloo Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Bulloo Shire's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Bulloo Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Bulloo Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Bulloo Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Bulloo Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7534.42.66630.02.8+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.2001.1--
Wholesale Trade002.4002.6--
Retail Trade83.79.394.19.9-1
Accommodation and Food Services104.67.2167.37.3-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing31.44.773.25.1-4
Information Media and Telecommunications001.0001.2--
Financial and Insurance Services002.6002.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services001.8002.0--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41.86.7006.3+4
Administrative and Support Services003.4003.5--
Public Administration and Safety5726.16.25525.06.6+2
Education and Training104.68.894.19.0+1
Health Care and Social Assistance52.315.40013.0+5
Arts and Recreation Services31.41.5001.6+3
Other Services73.23.9003.9+7
Industry not classified146.44.5146.44.3--
Total Persons223100.0100.0202100.0100.0+21

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Bulloo Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (75 people or 34.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (57 people or 26.1%)
  • Construction (21 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 153 people in total or 70.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.2% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.1% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Bulloo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.4% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (26.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (2.3% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (3.7% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+9 resident workforce)
  • Other Services (+7 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+6 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-6 resident workforce)

Bulloo Shire

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