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Ballina Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

5,413 people or 32.6% of Ballina Shire's local resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Ballina Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers16,591100.0100.016,210100.0100.0+381
Males8,38650.553.48,38851.754.0-2
Females8,20549.546.67,82248.346.0+383
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,17613.114.52,40714.815.8-231
25 - 54 years10,43662.967.710,84066.968.9-404
55 - 64 years3,23219.514.42,45115.112.7+781
65 years and over7474.53.45123.22.6+235
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance2,56015.411.62,16713.410.5+393
Retail trade2,15813.010.32,31314.311.1-155
Education and training1,74910.57.91,64210.17.6+107
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals3,39420.522.73,13019.3--+264
Technicians and trades workers2,30013.913.22,35914.6---59
Managers2,27913.713.32,31014.3---31
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger11,66170.362.911,18169.062.3+480
Public transport1300.813.61170.712.3+13
Bicycle00.01.430.01.2-3
Walked only6754.14.16654.14.4+10
Hours worked--------------
Full time9,07154.764.09,07156.064.60
Part time6,44938.929.96,12837.829.0+321
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3,73022.527.93,16719.523.9+563
Advanced diploma or diploma1,68310.110.51,4649.09.6+219
Certificate level4,45826.922.24,17225.721.8+286
No qualifications5,94435.834.86,46139.938.8-517
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5996,05336.527.9--------
$600 to $1,2496,77340.839.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 2,58015.619.8--------
$2,000 or more 9275.611.1--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English5753.522.63832.420.0+192
Has broadband internet access at home13,50681.482.47,33145.253.5+6,175
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6,04836.533.55,71735.332.6+331

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

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