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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Ballina Shire, making up 17.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Ballina Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Ballina Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Ballina Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Ballina Shire 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8225.52.27195.02.2+103
Mining610.40.9440.31.0+17
Manufacturing7204.85.98505.98.5-130
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1220.80.91190.81.1+3
Construction1,1928.08.41,1898.27.3+3
Wholesale Trade2661.83.14062.84.5-140
Retail Trade1,88412.69.72,10214.610.4-218
Accommodation and Food Services1,3569.17.11,3889.66.7-32
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4613.14.74252.95.0+36
Information Media and Telecommunications1290.92.21661.22.3-37
Financial and Insurance Services2922.05.03182.25.1-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2901.91.82751.91.6+15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8255.58.17745.47.9+51
Administrative and Support Services4022.73.53422.43.3+60
Public Administration and Safety7595.15.97785.45.9-19
Education and Training1,51110.18.31,3899.67.9+122
Health Care and Social Assistance2,53517.012.52,15714.911.6+378
Arts and Recreation Services1881.31.52041.41.5-16
Other Services5333.63.75333.73.80
Industry not classified5883.94.72561.82.5+332

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: 5.5% Mining, Ballina Shire: 0.4% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: 0.8% Construction, Ballina Shire: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: 1.8% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: 9.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: 5.1% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: 17.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: 1.3% Other Services, Ballina Shire: 3.6% Industry not classified, Ballina Shire: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: +103 Mining, Ballina Shire: +17 Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: -130 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: +3 Construction, Ballina Shire: +3 Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -140 Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: -218 Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: -32 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: +36 Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: -37 Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: -26 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: +15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: +51 Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: +60 Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: -19 Education and Training, Ballina Shire: +122 Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: +378 Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: -16 Other Services, Ballina Shire: 0 Industry not classified, Ballina Shire: +332
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Ballina Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,535 local workers 17.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,884 local workers 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (1,511 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,930 people in total or 39.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Ballina Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+378 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+332 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-218 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-140 local workers)

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