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Balonne Shire

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Balonne Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75635.34.784636.94.6-90
Mining110.53.5120.53.9-1
Manufacturing371.75.5331.47.6+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services180.81.1321.41.2-14
Construction1095.19.31134.99.7-4
Wholesale Trade622.92.3602.63.2+2
Retail Trade1929.010.32018.811.3-9
Accommodation and Food Services803.78.21094.87.9-29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing612.84.5753.34.8-14
Information Media and Telecommunications30.11.070.31.1-4
Financial and Insurance Services200.91.9190.82.0+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.52.0140.61.9-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services321.54.6522.34.7-20
Administrative and Support Services411.93.5351.53.1+6
Public Administration and Safety1235.76.01325.86.0-9
Education and Training1858.68.81737.57.7+12
Health Care and Social Assistance23110.812.81998.711.4+32
Arts and Recreation Services50.21.640.21.5+1
Other Services763.54.0803.54.0-4
Industry not classified924.34.3984.32.5-6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.7% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.5% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.1% Construction, Regional QLD: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.6% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 35.3% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.5% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 1.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 0.8% Construction, Balonne Shire: 5.1% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 2.9% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 1.5% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 5.7% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 3.5% Industry not classified, Balonne Shire: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -90 Mining, Balonne Shire: -1 Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: +4 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: -14 Construction, Balonne Shire: -4 Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: +2 Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -29 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: -20 Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: +6 Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: -9 Education and Training, Balonne Shire: +12 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: +32 Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: +1 Other Services, Balonne Shire: -4 Industry not classified, Balonne Shire: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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