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Paroo Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Paroo 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 Paroo Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Paroo 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 Paroo 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
Paroo Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing21729.94.726031.14.6-43
Mining111.53.570.83.9+4
Manufacturing101.45.570.87.6+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services50.71.191.11.2-4
Construction354.89.3445.39.7-9
Wholesale Trade91.22.3263.13.2-17
Retail Trade547.410.3617.311.3-7
Accommodation and Food Services375.18.2313.77.9+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing223.04.5273.24.8-5
Information Media and Telecommunications30.41.000.01.1+3
Financial and Insurance Services60.81.970.82.0-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services00.02.040.51.9-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services71.04.640.54.7+3
Administrative and Support Services101.43.540.53.1+6
Public Administration and Safety8912.36.012414.86.0-35
Education and Training689.48.8728.67.7-4
Health Care and Social Assistance7310.112.89811.711.4-25
Arts and Recreation Services91.21.600.01.5+9
Other Services243.34.0192.34.0+5
Industry not classified365.04.3323.82.5+4

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, Paroo Shire: 29.9% Mining, Paroo Shire: 1.5% Manufacturing, Paroo Shire: 1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Paroo Shire: 0.7% Construction, Paroo Shire: 4.8% Wholesale Trade, Paroo Shire: 1.2% Retail Trade, Paroo Shire: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Paroo Shire: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Paroo Shire: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Paroo Shire: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Paroo Shire: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Paroo Shire: 0.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Paroo Shire: 1.0% Administrative and Support Services, Paroo Shire: 1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Paroo Shire: 12.3% Education and Training, Paroo Shire: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Paroo Shire: 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Paroo Shire: 1.2% Other Services, Paroo Shire: 3.3% Industry not classified, Paroo Shire: 5.0%
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, Paroo Shire: -43 Mining, Paroo Shire: +4 Manufacturing, Paroo Shire: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Paroo Shire: -4 Construction, Paroo Shire: -9 Wholesale Trade, Paroo Shire: -17 Retail Trade, Paroo Shire: -7 Accommodation and Food Services, Paroo Shire: +6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Paroo Shire: -5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Paroo Shire: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Paroo Shire: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Paroo Shire: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Paroo Shire: +3 Administrative and Support Services, Paroo Shire: +6 Public Administration and Safety, Paroo Shire: -35 Education and Training, Paroo Shire: -4 Health Care and Social Assistance, Paroo Shire: -25 Arts and Recreation Services, Paroo Shire: +9 Other Services, Paroo Shire: +5 Industry not classified, Paroo Shire: +4
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 Paroo Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (217 people or 29.9%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (89 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (73 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 379 people in total or 52.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.0% in Public Administration and Safety; and 12.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Paroo Shire and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (29.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (12.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (4.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Paroo Shire.

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