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Balonne Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 750 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Balonne Shire.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Balonne Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75034.55.41,12944.06.5-380
Mining180.85.260.26.1+12
Manufacturing552.57.5903.57.3-35
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services271.31.5351.41.7-8
Construction1476.812.01636.412.4-16
Wholesale Trade1034.72.61024.03.1+1
Retail Trade1989.19.11857.29.5+13
Accommodation and Food Services753.46.8793.16.4-5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing813.75.31234.85.3-42
Information Media and Telecommunications190.91.0130.51.1+6
Financial and Insurance Services221.02.0251.01.9-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services130.61.9210.82.4-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services311.45.0351.44.7-4
Administrative and Support Services190.93.1301.22.9-11
Public Administration and Safety1135.26.21385.45.9-25
Education and Training1798.27.41375.37.0+42
Health Care and Social Assistance2079.511.81636.310.2+44
Arts and Recreation Services30.11.760.31.6-3
Other Services1115.14.2863.34.1+25

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 5.4% Mining, Regional QLD: 5.2% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.5% Construction, Regional QLD: 12.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.2% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.7% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 34.5% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.8% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 1.3% Construction, Balonne Shire: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 4.7% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 3.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 1.4% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 0.9% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 5.2% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 9.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.1% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 5.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -380 Mining, Balonne Shire: +12 Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: -35 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: -8 Construction, Balonne Shire: -16 Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: +1 Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: +13 Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: -42 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: -3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: -4 Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: -11 Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: -25 Education and Training, Balonne Shire: +42 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: +44 Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: -3 Other Services, Balonne Shire: +25
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Balonne Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (750 full-time equivalent local workers or 34.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (207 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.5%)
  • Retail Trade (198 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,155 people in total or 53.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Balonne Shire and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.5% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (6.8% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Balonne Shire decreased by 398 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest change in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Balonne Shire was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-380 full-time equivalent local workers)

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