Resident workers - Industry
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Balonne Shire’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.
Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Balonne Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Balonne Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.
Industry sector statistics in Balonne Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
- The educational levels of the local population; and
- The working and social aspirations of the local population.
Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Regional QLD%||Number||%||Regional QLD%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||756||35.3||4.7||846||36.9||4.6||-90||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||18||0.8||1.1||32||1.4||1.2||-14||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||80||3.7||8.2||109||4.8||7.9||-29||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||61||2.8||4.5||75||3.3||4.8||-14||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||3||0.1||1.0||7||0.3||1.1||-4||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||20||0.9||1.9||19||0.8||2.0||+1||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||10||0.5||2.0||14||0.6||1.9||-4||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||32||1.5||4.6||52||2.3||4.7||-20||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||41||1.9||3.5||35||1.5||3.1||+6||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||123||5.7||6.0||132||5.8||6.0||-9||39000||P|
|Education and Training||185||8.6||8.8||173||7.5||7.7||+12||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||231||10.8||12.8||199||8.7||11.4||+32||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||5||0.2||1.6||4||0.2||1.5||+1||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||92||4.3||4.3||98||4.3||2.5||-6||44000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Balonne Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (756 people or 35.3%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (231 people or 10.8%)
- Retail Trade (192 people or 9.0%)
In combination these three industries employed 1,179 people in total or 55.0% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.3% in Retail Trade.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Balonne Shire and Regional QLD were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (35.3% compared to 4.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (3.7% compared to 8.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.1% compared to 9.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.7% compared to 5.5%)
The largest change in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Balonne Shire was for those employed in:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-90 resident workforce)