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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In Balonne Shire 73.6% of the local workers are males and 26.1% are female.

The local workers are 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

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, 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.

Local workers key statistics - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Balonne Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)724100.0100.0876100.0100.0-152
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years628.611.5799.010.0-17
25 - 54 years41256.954.353160.654.9-119
55 - 64 years14720.319.116118.420.3-14
65 years and over10814.915.19911.314.8+9
Top three occupations--------------
Machinery operators and drivers618.47.012614.46.4-65
Hours worked--------------
Full time56778.371.471781.871.2-150
Part time13518.626.814216.224.7-7
Bachelor or higher degree8511.710.8859.78.20
Advanced diploma or diploma7510.47.7819.26.6-6
Certificate level15020.721.414616.717.8+4
No qualifications38853.656.351859.162.9-130
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50014219.625.8--------
$500 -$1,74946564.262.4--------
$1,750 or more10013.89.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport00.01.700.01.30
Walked only476.58.1677.69.1-20
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas466.418.0606.814.6-14
Speaks a language other than English at home131.812.1252.98.6-12
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016131.86.4--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.