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Bulloo Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Bulloo 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 the Bulloo Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Bulloo 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 the Bulloo 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Bulloo Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6630.02.89942.32.6-33
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.1001.1--
Wholesale Trade002.6003.4--
Retail Trade94.19.9114.710.0-2
Accommodation and Food Services167.37.373.06.5+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing73.
Information Media and Telecommunications001.2001.2--
Financial and Insurance Services002.5002.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services002.0001.7--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services006.3006.1--
Administrative and Support Services003.5104.33.0-10
Public Administration and Safety5525.06.64619.76.3+9
Education and Training94.
Health Care and Social Assistance0013.062.611.2-6
Arts and Recreation Services001.6001.3--
Other Services003.9003.6--
Industry not classified146.44.352.12.2+9
Total Persons202100.0100.0234100.0100.0-32

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Bulloo Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (66 people or 30.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (55 people or 25.0%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (16 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 137 people in total or 62.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.6% in Public Administration and Safety and 7.3% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Bulloo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (30.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (25.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (4.1% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (4.1% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Bulloo Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-33 resident workforce)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-10 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+9 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+9 resident workforce)

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