Burdekin Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Burdekin Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,521 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Burdekin Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Burdekin Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Burdekin Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Burdekin Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,52118.62.41,75321.42.6-232
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1742.11.31311.61.3+43
Wholesale Trade1662.02.51301.62.7+36
Retail Trade6718.29.17789.59.9-106
Accommodation and Food Services4585.66.94445.47.2+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2833.55.42953.65.5-12
Information Media and Telecommunications160.21.0290.41.3-13
Financial and Insurance Services971.22.71191.52.5-22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services530.61.7750.91.9-22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2533.17.42382.96.6+15
Administrative and Support Services1712.13.31872.33.4-16
Public Administration and Safety5787.16.64265.26.7+153
Education and Training7058.69.26457.99.2+59
Health Care and Social Assistance88410.816.288510.814.1-1
Arts and Recreation Services390.51.7460.61.7-7
Other Services4215.14.13494.24.1+72
Total industries8,195100.0100.08,207100.0100.0-12

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Burdekin Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,521 people or 18.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,262 people or 15.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (884 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,666 people in total or 44.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.4% in Manufacturing and 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (15.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.8% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.9% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Burdekin Shire decreased by -12 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Public Administration and Safety (+153 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+99 local workers)
  • Other Services (+72 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+59 local workers)

Burdekin Shire Council

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