Ballina Shire


In Ballina Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $214 million in 2022/23.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Ballina Shire boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Ballina Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing214.219.44.1141.418.44.1+72.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services15.
Wholesale Trade42.
Retail Trade124.811.32.329.23.82.2+95.7
Accommodation and Food Services167.015.12.454.27.02.4+112.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing30.32.710.439.45.19.6-9.1
Information Media and Telecommunications8.
Financial and Insurance Services11.71.114.510.81.414.2+1.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services50.64.610.
Administrative and Support Services63.05.72.614.11.82.4+48.9
Public Administration and Safety8.
Education and Training74.66.83.884.511.04.9-9.9
Health Care and Social Assistance75.
Arts and Recreation Services7.
Other Services50.74.60.911.81.51.5+38.9
Total industries1,104.9100.0100.0769.6100.0100.0+335.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in Ballina Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (214 million or 19.4%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (167 million or 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (125 million or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 506 million in total or 45.8% of the total exports by industry in the Ballina Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 2.4% in Accommodation and Food Services and 2.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (15.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Retail Trade (11.3% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Ballina Shire $increased by 335 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Ballina Shire were for:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$113 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$96 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$73 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$49 million)

Ballina Shire Council

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