RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Bulloo Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Bulloo Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 66 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Bulloo 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 the Bulloo 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 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.

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
Bulloo Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6623.52.77919.42.7-13
Mining5720.42.414435.73.0-87
Manufacturing20.76.910.37.4+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.01.200.01.3+0
Construction196.99.64611.39.8-26
Wholesale Trade41.52.941.03.2+0
Retail Trade82.810.5174.110.3-9
Accommodation and Food Services3010.87.6225.47.2+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing51.95.371.75.3-1
Information Media and Telecommunications31.01.320.61.4+1
Financial and Insurance Services10.32.600.12.7+0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.61.720.42.0+0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services62.26.441.06.7+2
Administrative and Support Services31.23.392.13.4-5
Public Administration and Safety5921.17.05313.16.5+6
Education and Training72.69.282.18.7-1
Health Care and Social Assistance41.413.530.812.5+1
Arts and Recreation Services20.71.620.51.6+0
Other Services10.54.020.54.3-1
Total industries279100.0100.0405100.0100.0-125

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 local workers in the Bulloo Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (66 people or 23.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (59 people or 21.1%)
  • Mining (57 people or 20.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 181 people in total or 64.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.0% in Public Administration and Safety and 2.4% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (20.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (21.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (1.4% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Bulloo Shire increased by decreased by -125 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+8 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+6 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+2 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1 local workers)

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