RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Balonne Shire 54.0% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 46.0% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the Balonne Shire vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Balonne Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Balonne Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)2,108100.0100.02,312100.0100.0-204
Age structure
15 - 24 years26112.415.627812.016.5-17
25 - 54 years1,27060.265.61,46863.566.4-198
55 - 64 years39818.914.840317.414.0-5
65 years and over1888.94.01586.83.1+30
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing72434.42.887638.02.7-152
Health care and social assistance25512.113.02099.111.9+46
Retail trade1909.09.92028.810.7-12
Top three occupations
Hours worked
Full time1,39065.962.31,61169.763.0-221
Part time66831.735.963127.333.3+37
Bachelor or higher degree34516.425.130413.121.5+41
Advanced diploma or diploma23010.910.92048.89.3+26
Certificate level48423.026.346620.224.7+18
No qualifications96245.635.01,23253.340.6-270
Individual Income
Less than $50038918.517.7--00--
$500 -$1,7491,40366.664.0--00--
$1,750 or more24711.716.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport90.46.960.37.5+3
Walked only1939.23.325210.93.7-59
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1778.425.71536.623.7+24
Speaks a language other than English at home713.412.3572.59.6+14
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016482.34.7--00--

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