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Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 14,911 local workers in Ballina Shire, 11,114 or 74.5% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Ballina Shire's local workers come from and how far they are travelling to access employment in the area.

This shows the degree to which the local economy draws on the wider region to supply labour for its industries. It is also useful in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance and direction travelled by workers in different industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to Ballina Shire.

Workers place of residence data should be viewed alongside Self-sufficiency and Jobs to workers ratio datasets for a summary of local employment opportunity by industry, as well as modelled Employment by industry (Total) numbers and Employment locations to understand the relative size of each industry sector and its distribution across the Ballina Shire. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by journey to work

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

Residential location of local workers by industry
Ballina Shire - All industries2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area11,11474.5
Work in the area, but live outside3,79725.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 25.5% 74.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by LGA by industry
Ballina Shire - All industries2016
LGANumber%
Ballina (A)11,11474.5
Lismore (C)1,95813.1
Byron (A)7745.2
Richmond Valley (A)5123.4
Tweed (A)1721.2
Gold Coast (C)1130.8
Clarence Valley (A)480.3
Brisbane (C)320.2
Kyogle (A)260.2
Coffs Harbour (C)160.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)120.1
Logan (C)120.1
Toowoomba (R)110.1
Redland (C)100.1
Moreton Bay (R)70.0
Armidale Regional (A)60.0
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)40.0
Blacktown (C)40.0
Penrith (C)40.0
Ipswich (C)40.0
Wollongong (C)40.0
Tamworth Regional (A)40.0
Yorke Peninsula (DC)40.0
Townsville (C)30.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)30.0
Tenterfield (A)30.0
The Hills Shire (A)30.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)30.0
Sydney (C)30.0
Unincorporated NSW30.0
Waverley (A)30.0
Lockyer Valley (R)30.0
Yarra Ranges (S)30.0
Scenic Rim (R)30.0
Sunshine Coast (R)30.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)30.0
Randwick (C)30.0
Lake Macquarie (C)30.0
Maitland (C)30.0
Mid-Coast (A)30.0
Northern Beaches (A)30.0
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)30.0
Gwydir (A)30.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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