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Buloke Shire

Industry sector of employment

More Buloke Shire residents worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing than any other industry in 2011.

Buloke Shire’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Buloke Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing81830.07.895833.39.5-140
Mining110.40.890.30.6+2
Manufacturing1304.810.41394.811.8-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services150.61.5321.11.3-17
Construction1495.58.91404.98.1+9
Wholesale trade1114.13.11113.93.30
Retail Trade2147.911.62518.712.3-37
Accommodation and Food Services993.66.8993.46.40
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1756.44.11535.34.0+22
Information Media and Telecommunications210.81.190.31.3+12
Financial and Insurance Services210.82.0270.92.0-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.41.0120.41.1-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services461.74.0291.03.6+17
Administrative and Support Services371.42.6371.32.60
Public Administration and Safety1555.76.11545.45.7+1
Education and Training2278.38.22358.27.8-8
Health Care and Social Assistance31911.713.132011.111.5-1
Arts and Recreation Services130.51.380.31.2+5
Other Services883.23.6943.33.5-6
Inadequately described or not stated662.42.1592.12.3+7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional VIC: 7.8% Mining, Regional VIC: 0.8% Manufacturing, Regional VIC: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional VIC: 1.5% Construction, Regional VIC: 8.9% Wholesale trade, Regional VIC: 3.1% Retail Trade, Regional VIC: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional VIC: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional VIC: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional VIC: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional VIC: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional VIC: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional VIC: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Regional VIC: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional VIC: 6.1% Education and Training, Regional VIC: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional VIC: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional VIC: 1.3% Other Services, Regional VIC: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional VIC: 2.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Buloke Shire: 30.0% Mining, Buloke Shire: 0.4% Manufacturing, Buloke Shire: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Buloke Shire: 0.6% Construction, Buloke Shire: 5.5% Wholesale trade, Buloke Shire: 4.1% Retail Trade, Buloke Shire: 7.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Buloke Shire: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Buloke Shire: 6.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Buloke Shire: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Buloke Shire: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Buloke Shire: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Buloke Shire: 1.7% Administrative and Support Services, Buloke Shire: 1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Buloke Shire: 5.7% Education and Training, Buloke Shire: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Buloke Shire: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Buloke Shire: 0.5% Other Services, Buloke Shire: 3.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Buloke Shire: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Buloke Shire: -140 Mining, Buloke Shire: +2 Manufacturing, Buloke Shire: -9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Buloke Shire: -17 Construction, Buloke Shire: +9 Wholesale trade, Buloke Shire: 0 Retail Trade, Buloke Shire: -37 Accommodation and Food Services, Buloke Shire: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Buloke Shire: +22 Information Media and Telecommunications, Buloke Shire: +12 Financial and Insurance Services, Buloke Shire: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Buloke Shire: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Buloke Shire: +17 Administrative and Support Services, Buloke Shire: 0 Public Administration and Safety, Buloke Shire: +1 Education and Training, Buloke Shire: -8 Health Care and Social Assistance, Buloke Shire: -1 Arts and Recreation Services, Buloke Shire: +5 Other Services, Buloke Shire: -6 Inadequately described or not stated, Buloke Shire: +7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Buloke Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (818 people or 30.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (319 people or 11.7%)
  • Education and Training (227 people or 8.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,364 people in total or 50.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 7.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Buloke Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (30.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (4.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (7.9% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (5.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Buloke Shire decreased by 151 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Buloke Shire was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-140 persons)

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