Burdekin Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Burdekin Shire 52.8% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 47.1% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Burdekin Shire vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industries
Burdekin Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)7,348100.0100.07,389100.0100.0-41
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,13915.515.61,13315.315.6+6
25 - 54 years4,06355.364.44,26657.765.6-203
55 - 64 years1,49120.315.31,47920.014.8+12
65 years and over6528.94.75177.04.0+135
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,51920.72.61,64722.32.8-128
Health care and social assistance76810.415.474210.113.0+26
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,00113.613.71,00413.614.2-3
Hours worked
Full time4,77965.058.94,76364.562.3+16
Part time2,40932.839.32,45133.235.9-42
Bachelor or higher degree1,04614.229.390512.225.1+141
Advanced diploma or diploma5227.111.34906.610.9+32
Certificate level2,28431.126.52,19729.726.3+87
No qualifications3,30745.030.73,56548.235.0-258
Individual Income
Less than $5001,05514.413.2--00--
$500 -$1,9995,36573.068.3--00--
$2,000 or more76810.517.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport911.24.1390.56.9+52
Walked only3204.42.63875.23.3-67
Other Characteristics
Born overseas78110.627.76689.025.7+113
Speaks a language other than English at home5547.514.44936.712.3+61
Arrived between 2016 and August 20212403.34.4--00--

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