Ballina Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Ballina Shire's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Ballina Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Ballina Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Ballina Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Ballina Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8384.02.07734.42.1+65
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1500.71.01370.80.9+13
Wholesale Trade3521.72.82941.73.1+58
Retail Trade2,18710.59.02,03211.69.7+155
Accommodation and Food Services1,8248.86.21,5088.67.1+316
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5382.64.65082.94.7+30
Information Media and Telecommunications1490.71.81691.02.2-20
Financial and Insurance Services3701.85.33422.04.9+28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3511.71.73321.91.8+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2075.88.99415.48.1+266
Administrative and Support Services6893.33.25503.13.5+139
Public Administration and Safety1,0885.26.11,0045.76.0+84
Education and Training2,21010.68.71,94011.18.4+270
Health Care and Social Assistance3,86518.614.42,95416.912.5+911
Arts and Recreation Services3301.61.42311.31.5+99
Other Services7933.83.46163.53.7+177
Industry not classified7493.64.66483.74.7+101
Total Persons20,776100.0100.017,472100.0100.0+3,304

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Ballina Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,865 people or 18.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,210 people or 10.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,187 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,262 people in total or 39.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.6% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.8% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Ballina Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+911 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+564 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+316 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+270 resident workforce)

Ballina Shire Council

economic profile