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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Balonne Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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.

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Local workers occupations
Balonne Shire - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers54225.612.162326.912.0-81
Professionals26612.519.925411.018.9+12
Technicians and Trades Workers2089.814.223110.014.9-23
Community and Personal Service Workers1979.311.41817.810.0+16
Clerical and Administrative Workers21810.313.72129.214.7+6
Sales Workers1567.49.71436.29.8+13
Machinery Operators And Drivers1708.06.926911.67.3-99
Labourers33215.710.634915.110.6-17
Inadequately described or not stated311.51.6512.21.8-20

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, Balonne Shire: 25.6% Professionals, Balonne Shire: 12.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire: 9.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire: 10.3% Sales Workers, Balonne Shire: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire: 8.0% Labourers, Balonne Shire: 15.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -81 Professionals, Balonne Shire - All industries: +12 Technicians and Trades Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -23 Community and Personal Service Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +16 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +6 Sales Workers, Balonne Shire - All industries: +13 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -99 Labourers, Balonne Shire - All industries: -17 Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire - All industries: -20
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Balonne Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (542 local workers or 25.6%)
  • Labourers (332 local workers or 15.7%)
  • Professionals (266 local workers or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,140 people in total or 53.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% as Managers; 10.6% as Labourers; and 19.9% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (25.6% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (15.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (12.5% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.8% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Balonne Shire workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-99 local workers)
  • Managers (-81 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-23 local workers)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (-20 local workers)

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