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Ballina Shire

Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 13,748 local workers in Ballina Shire, 10,476 or 76.2% 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 2006 and 2011 – by journey to work

Residential location of local workers by industry
Ballina Shire - All industries2011
Live and work in the area10,47676.2
Work in the area, but live outside3,27223.8

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

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 23.8% 76.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by SLA by industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Ballina (A) 10,47676.2
Lismore (C) - Pt A 1,2959.4
Byron (A) 6985.1
Richmond Valley (A) Bal 3872.8
Lismore (C) - Pt B 3852.8
Richmond Valley (A) - Casino 700.5
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 490.4
Tweed (A) - Pt B 400.3
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 380.3
Kyogle (A) 380.3
Tweed (A) - Tweed Coast 370.3
No usual address (NSW) 130.1
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 120.1
Gold Coast (C) - Coolangatta 90.1
Gold Coast (C) - Palm Beach 90.1
Gold Coast (C) - Helensvale 90.1
Wollongong (C) Bal 70.1
Greater Taree (C) 60.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Carrara-Merrimac 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin Waters 40.0
Albury (C) 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach-Mermaid Beach 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach Waters 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Kangaroo Point 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Nerang 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Varsity Lakes 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Worongary-Tallai 40.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 40.0
Marrickville (A) 40.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 40.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 30.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 30.0
Wollongong (C) - Inner 30.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 30.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 30.0
Blue Mountains (C) 30.0
Hawkesbury (C) 30.0
Gosford (C) - East 30.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 30.0
Uralla (A) 30.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn 30.0
Hobart (C) - Inner 30.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Remainder 30.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) Bal 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt B 30.0
Nambucca (A) 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Guanaba-Springbrook 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Pacific Pines-Gaven 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Robina 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mudgeeraba-Reedy Creek 30.0
Brisbane (C) - West End 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Grange 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park West 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Moorooka 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Norman Park 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum West 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Central 30.0
Logan (C) - Loganlea 30.0
Logan (C) - Marsden 30.0
Redland (C) - Birkdale 30.0
Redland (C) - Ormiston 30.0
Greater Hume Shire (A) - Pt B 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 30.0
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