RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile

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Balonne Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.5% of the resident workforce of the Balonne Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the Balonne Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current area:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers key statistics
Balonne Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons101100.0100.0103100.0100.0-2
Males6463.453.66361.253.0+1
Females3736.646.43635.047.0+1
Unemployment rate--4.57.6--4.393.9+0.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years3837.635.63937.92.4-1
25 - 54 years5453.550.84644.73.4+8
55 - 64 years1211.911.965.80.6+6
65 years and over33.01.70--0.1+3
Looking for
Full-time work6665.360.17471.84.0-8
Part-time work4039.639.93130.12.4+9
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree0013.776.80.7-7
Advanced diploma or diploma44.08.10--0.4+4
Certificate level1110.924.62423.31.4-13
No qualifications6766.350.47068.03.6-3
Highest level of schooling
Year 123635.654.33029.13.1+6
Year 111413.911.51211.70.8+2
Under Year 105049.532.25654.42.4-6
Education institute attending
Not Attending8786.173.89289.35.0-5
University87.910.30--0.6+8
TAFE005.332.90.3-3
Other002.30--0.1--
Secondary school65.97.132.90.4+3
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.40--0.1--
Information Technology001.90--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies33.08.332.90.4--
Architecture and Building002.90--0.2--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies33.01.232.90.1--
Health65.93.10--0.2+6
Education001.90--0.1--
Management and Commerce0011.898.70.6-9
Society and Culture44.07.332.90.4+1
Creative Arts002.40--0.1--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services004.165.80.2-6
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home109.917.40--0.9+10
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016008.6--------
Has internet access at home5453.585.65351.55.2+1
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2524.829.62928.22.0-4

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile