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
|Employment (Census) by industry sector|
|Industry||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||822||5.5||2.2||719||5.0||2.2||+103|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||122||0.8||0.9||119||0.8||1.1||+3|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,356||9.1||7.1||1,388||9.6||6.7||-32|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||461||3.1||4.7||425||2.9||5.0||+36|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||129||0.9||2.2||166||1.1||2.3||-37|
|Financial and Insurance Services||292||2.0||5.0||318||2.2||5.1||-26|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||290||1.9||1.8||275||1.9||1.6||+15|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||825||5.5||8.1||774||5.4||7.9||+51|
|Administrative and Support Services||402||2.7||3.5||342||2.4||3.3||+60|
|Public Administration and Safety||759||5.1||5.9||778||5.4||5.9||-19|
|Education and Training||1,511||10.1||8.3||1,389||9.6||7.9||+122|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,535||17.0||12.5||2,157||14.9||11.6||+378|
|Arts and Recreation Services||188||1.3||1.5||204||1.4||1.5||-16|
|Industry not classified||588||3.9||4.7||256||1.8||2.5||+332|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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 people or 17.0%)
- Retail Trade (1,884 people or 12.6%)
- Education and Training (1,511 people or 10.1%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 5,930 people in total or 39.7% of the 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 the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 12.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.5% compared to 2.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.6% compared to 9.7%)
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)