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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in Ballina Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Ballina Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

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

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Local resident workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers2,27813.713.32,30914.213.6-31
Professionals3,39020.422.73,13819.421.2+252
Technicians and Trades Workers2,29613.813.22,35714.513.6-61
Community and Personal Service Workers1,87611.39.51,6039.98.6+273
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,11712.815.12,05512.715.4+62
Sales Workers1,86811.39.31,91211.89.7-44
Machinery Operators And Drivers8024.86.47244.56.4+78
Labourers1,75210.68.71,88211.69.5-130
Inadequately described or not stated2151.31.82371.51.9-22

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

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 13.3% Professionals, New South Wales: 22.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.1% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.4% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Ballina Shire: 13.7% Professionals, Ballina Shire: 20.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Ballina Shire: 13.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Ballina Shire: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ballina Shire: 12.8% Sales Workers, Ballina Shire: 11.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ballina Shire: 4.8% Labourers, Ballina Shire: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Ballina Shire: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Ballina Shire: -31 Professionals, Ballina Shire: +252 Technicians and Trades Workers, Ballina Shire: -61 Community and Personal Service Workers, Ballina Shire: +273 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ballina Shire: +62 Sales Workers, Ballina Shire: -44 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ballina Shire: +78 Labourers, Ballina Shire: -130 Inadequately described or not stated, Ballina Shire: -22
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 labour force in Ballina Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,390 people or 20.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,296 people or 13.8%)
  • Managers (2,278 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,964 people in total or 48.0% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 22.7% in Professionals; 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.3% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Sales Workers (11.3% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (10.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.8% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (20.4% compared to 22.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Ballina Shire increased by 377 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Ballina Shire were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+273 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+252 local labour force)
  • Labourers (-130 local labour force)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+78 local labour force)

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