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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Ballina Shire, making up 15.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Ballina Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Ballina Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Ballina Shire 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7045.12.38566.72.8-152
Mining400.31.0260.20.7+14
Manufacturing7995.88.58316.59.7-32
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1230.91.1770.61.0+46
Construction1,0988.07.39587.57.1+140
Wholesale Trade3862.84.54923.94.8-106
Retail Trade2,03214.810.52,07416.311.3-42
Accommodation and Food Services1,3429.86.81,1419.06.6+201
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4073.05.03272.65.0+80
Information Media and Telecommunications1611.22.41271.02.4+34
Financial and Insurance Services3122.35.23012.45.2+11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2651.91.73032.41.8-38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7515.58.06795.37.5+72
Administrative and Support Services3032.23.32742.23.1+29
Public Administration and Safety7645.66.07075.66.0+57
Education and Training1,3569.98.11,1749.27.8+182
Health Care and Social Assistance2,09415.211.81,56312.310.7+531
Arts and Recreation Services1861.41.51891.51.4-3
Other Services5083.73.84763.73.9+32
Industry not classified1120.81.21261.01.2-14

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: 5.1% Mining, Ballina Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: 0.9% Construction, Ballina Shire: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: 2.8% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: 14.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: 9.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: 5.6% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: 1.4% Other Services, Ballina Shire: 3.7% Industry not classified, Ballina Shire: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: -152 Mining, Ballina Shire: +14 Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: -32 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: +46 Construction, Ballina Shire: +140 Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -106 Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: -42 Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: +201 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: +80 Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: +34 Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: +11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: -38 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: +72 Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: +29 Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: +57 Education and Training, Ballina Shire: +182 Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: +531 Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: -3 Other Services, Ballina Shire: +32 Industry not classified, Ballina Shire: -14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Ballina Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,094 local workers 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,032 local workers 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (1,356 local workers 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,482 people in total or 39.9% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.1% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.2% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.8% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Ballina Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+531 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+201 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+182 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-152 local workers)

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