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Ballina Shire

Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 40.0% of employment in Ballina Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (33.8% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of Ballina Shire provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the Ballina Shire's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2015: 5.1% Business services, 2015: 12.8% Household services, 2015: 37.2% Goods related, 2015: 40.0% Mining, 2015: 0.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 4.5% Public administration and safety, 2010: 4.6% Business services, 2010: 12.5% Household services, 2010: 36.9% Goods related, 2010: 41.0% Mining, 2010: 0.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 4.8% Public administration and safety, 2005: 4.4% Business services, 2005: 14.8% Household services, 2005: 35.1% Goods related, 2005: 33.8% Mining, 2005: 0.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 11.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Ballina Shire201520102005
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing6944.57574.81,69211.7
Mining460.3390.2350.2
Goods related6,11640.06,48341.04,87633.8
Household services5,69137.25,84336.95,05835.1
Business services1,96312.81,97512.52,13514.8
Public administration and safety7815.17254.66314.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2013-14 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

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