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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Ballina Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in Ballina Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Ballina Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Ballina Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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

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Local workers occupations
Ballina Shire - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Managers1,91213.913.52,00415.814.0-92
Professionals2,55118.623.02,22217.521.7+329
Technicians and Trades Workers1,83613.413.21,74413.713.5+92
Community and Personal Service Workers1,68812.39.61,30010.28.6+388
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,74312.715.21,61612.715.7+127
Sales Workers1,70912.49.41,59712.69.8+112
Machinery Operators And Drivers7065.16.35944.76.3+112
Labourers1,50811.08.61,52612.09.3-18
Inadequately described or not stated890.61.11060.81.0-17

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

Local workers occupations, 2011
Local workers occupations, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.2% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.3% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.6% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.1% Managers, Ballina Shire: 13.9% Professionals, Ballina Shire: 18.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Ballina Shire: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Ballina Shire: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ballina Shire: 12.7% Sales Workers, Ballina Shire: 12.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ballina Shire: 5.1% Labourers, Ballina Shire: 11.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Ballina Shire: 0.6%
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 workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Ballina Shire - All industries: -92 Professionals, Ballina Shire - All industries: +329 Technicians and Trades Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +92 Community and Personal Service Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +388 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +127 Sales Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +112 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +112 Labourers, Ballina Shire - All industries: -18 Inadequately described or not stated, Ballina Shire - All industries: -17
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 in Ballina Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,551 local workers or 18.6%)
  • Managers (1,912 local workers or 13.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,836 local workers or 13.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,299 people in total or 45.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.0% as Professionals; 13.5% as Managers; and 13.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.6% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.7% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Ballina Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+388 local workers)
  • Professionals (+329 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+127 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+112 local workers)

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