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Bulloo Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Bulloo Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 143 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 the Bulloo 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 the Bulloo 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.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Bulloo Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14352.84.08120.23.1+63
Mining3914.33.416942.23.7-130
Manufacturing007.6007.9--
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.4001.6--
Construction145.211.1338.210.7-18
Wholesale Trade003.3003.3--
Retail Trade31.07.9266.49.1-23
Accommodation and Food Services114.05.7276.75.6-16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing005.720.56.0-2
Information Media and Telecommunications001.3001.4--
Financial and Insurance Services002.6002.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services002.0002.1--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services007.7007.8--
Administrative and Support Services20.83.151.23.1-3
Public Administration and Safety5520.16.75212.96.9+3
Education and Training51.88.451.27.7+0
Health Care and Social Assistance0012.620.411.5-2
Arts and Recreation Services001.5001.5--
Other Services004.1004.5--
Total industries272100.0100.0400100.0100.0-129

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Bulloo Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (143 people or 52.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (55 people or 20.1%)
  • Mining (39 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 237 people in total or 87.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.7% in Public Administration and Safety and 3.4% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (52.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (20.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (14.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (1.0% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Bulloo Shire increased by decreased by -129 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Bulloo Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+63 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+3 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+0 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-2 full-time equivalent local workers)

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