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Ballina Shire

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 13,739 local workers in Ballina Shire, 10,491 or 76.4% 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 broad occupations is generally influenced by a few factors. These primarily include the type and skill level of jobs located within the local area, and the residential location where those skills are available in the population. The pay level of particular occupations is also a factor, as people will travel further for a high-paying job.

Understanding how far people travel to access particular occupation categories in the area can help in developing programs for equity in the jobs market, and having affordable housing available for workers of all skill levels.

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 occupation
Ballina Shire - All occupations2011
Live and work in the area10,49176.4
Work in the area, but live outside3,24823.6

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 23.6% 76.4%
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 occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
Ballina (A) 10,49176.4
Lismore (C) - Pt A 1,2849.3
Byron (A) 6945.1
Lismore (C) - Pt B 3872.8
Richmond Valley (A) Bal 3702.7
Richmond Valley (A) - Casino 630.5
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 550.4
Tweed (A) - Tweed Coast 420.3
Kyogle (A) 420.3
Tweed (A) - Pt B 350.3
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 330.2
No usual address (NSW) 150.1
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 110.1
Gold Coast (C) - Coolangatta 90.1
Gold Coast (C) - Carrara-Merrimac 80.1
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 80.1
Greater Taree (C) 70.1
Gold Coast (C) - Helensvale 70.1
Clarence Valley (A) Bal 70.1
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 70.1
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 70.1
Wollongong (C) Bal 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin Waters 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Palm Beach 60.0
Greater Hume Shire (A) - Pt B 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach Waters 40.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 40.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 40.0
Redland (C) - Birkdale 40.0
Hawkesbury (C) 40.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 40.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 40.0
Wollongong (C) - Inner 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Kangaroo Point 40.0
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) - Wynnum West 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Central 30.0
Logan (C) - Loganlea 30.0
Logan (C) - Marsden 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt B 30.0
Nambucca (A) 30.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 30.0
Blacktown (C) - South-East 30.0
Gosford (C) - East 30.0
Marrickville (A) 30.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 30.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 30.0
Redland (C) - Ormiston 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach-Mermaid Beach 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn 30.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Remainder 30.0
Uralla (A) 30.0
Albury (C) 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mudgeeraba-Reedy Creek 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Nerang 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Pacific Pines-Gaven 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Robina 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Varsity Lakes 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Worongary-Tallai 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Guanaba-Springbrook 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 30.0
Hobart (C) - Inner 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 30.0
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