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Employment by industry (Total)

In Ballina Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,895 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Ballina Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Ballina Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Ballina Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Ballina Shire2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9555.72.31,0836.62.4-128
Mining1060.61.1600.41.1+46
Manufacturing1,0166.07.01,0966.78.6-80
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1831.11.12051.21.3-22
Construction1,4198.48.01,4719.07.8-51
Wholesale Trade3372.03.54732.94.4-137
Retail Trade2,05112.29.92,15513.110.1-104
Accommodation and Food Services1,4758.77.21,4929.16.9-18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5063.05.25743.55.4-68
Information Media and Telecommunications1781.12.52131.32.7-35
Financial and Insurance Services2861.75.13672.25.1-81
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3191.91.92801.71.8+39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0276.18.78165.08.1+211
Administrative and Support Services6383.83.65453.33.4+93
Public Administration and Safety7804.65.97964.86.0-17
Education and Training1,77410.58.61,5459.47.9+229
Health Care and Social Assistance2,89517.212.72,29013.911.2+605
Arts and Recreation Services3181.91.83412.11.7-22
Other Services6073.63.86223.84.0-15

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: 5.7% Mining, Ballina Shire: 0.6% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: 1.1% Construction, Ballina Shire: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: 2.0% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: 6.1% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: 4.6% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: 17.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: 1.9% Other Services, Ballina Shire: 3.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: -128 Mining, Ballina Shire: +46 Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: -80 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: -22 Construction, Ballina Shire: -51 Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -137 Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: -104 Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: -18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: -68 Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: -35 Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: -81 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: +39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: +211 Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: +93 Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: -17 Education and Training, Ballina Shire: +229 Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: +605 Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: -22 Other Services, Ballina Shire: -15
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,895 people or 17.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,051 people or 12.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,774 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,720 people in total or 39.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 8.6% 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 (17.2% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.1% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Ballina Shire increased by 446 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Ballina Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+605 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+229 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+211 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-137 local workers)

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