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Bulloo Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Bulloo Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 83 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8330.53.49120.43.1-9
Mining5219.23.317639.44.1-124
Manufacturing10.57.510.28.1+0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.01.500.01.6+0
Construction186.711.14710.411.3-29
Wholesale Trade41.53.451.13.5-1
Retail Trade82.98.3214.89.3-14
Accommodation and Food Services269.75.9194.25.3+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing41.56.071.56.0-3
Information Media and Telecommunications31.01.430.61.5+0
Financial and Insurance Services10.32.700.12.4+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.62.020.42.2+0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41.37.120.57.5+1
Administrative and Support Services31.13.271.73.1-5
Public Administration and Safety5118.86.75211.56.9-1
Education and Training62.38.271.67.2-1
Health Care and Social Assistance31.012.430.711.0+0
Arts and Recreation Services20.61.620.41.4+0
Other Services10.44.230.64.5-1
Total industries271100.0100.0448100.0100.0-177

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (83 people or 30.5%)
  • Mining (52 people or 19.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (51 people or 18.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 186 people in total or 68.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 3.3% in Mining and 6.7% in Public Administration and Safety.

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 (30.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (19.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (18.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (1.0% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Bulloo Shire increased by decreased by -177 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Bulloo Shire were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+8 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+1 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+0 full-time equivalent local workers)

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