RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

573 people or 26.7% of the Balonne Shire's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Balonne Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)2,149100.0100.02,300100.0100.0-151
Males1,16054.052.01,30456.753.0-144
Females99146.148.099243.147.0-1
Age structure
15 - 24 years27112.615.627211.816.5-1
25 - 54 years1,30060.565.61,48564.666.4-185
55 - 64 years40018.614.839217.014.0+8
65 years and over1878.74.01506.53.1+37
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing75635.32.884536.82.7-89
Health care and social assistance23110.813.01998.711.9+32
Retail trade1929.09.92018.810.7-9
Top three occupations
Managers53925.112.159525.912.0-56
Labourers36016.810.536415.810.6-4
Professionals26012.119.824410.618.9+16
Hours worked
Full time1,39665.062.41,60069.663.9-204
Part time70032.635.861226.633.9+88
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree33715.725.129612.921.5+41
Advanced diploma or diploma23611.010.91948.49.3+42
Certificate level49523.026.446820.324.8+27
No qualifications1,01147.035.01,23353.640.6-222
Individual Income
Less than $50041619.417.7--------
$500 -$1,7491,45067.563.8--------
$1,750 or more23811.117.0--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car1,34362.569.31,38260.167.4-39
Public Transport50.27.080.37.5-3
Bicycle140.71.0210.91.1-7
Walked only1918.93.324410.63.7-53
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1697.925.81436.223.7+26
Speaks a language other than English at home663.112.3562.49.6+10
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016512.44.7--------

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile