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Ballina Shire

Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 38.2% of employment in Ballina Shire. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (38.9% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of Ballina Shire provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the Ballina Shire's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Mining, 2015: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2015: 5.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 5.6% Business services, 2015: 12.6% Household services, 2015: 38.0% Goods related, 2015: 38.2% Mining, 2010: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2010: 5.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 6.0% Business services, 2010: 12.7% Household services, 2010: 36.5% Goods related, 2010: 39.4% Mining, 2005: 0.2% Public administration and safety, 2005: 4.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 8.1% Business services, 2005: 13.1% Household services, 2005: 34.7% Goods related, 2005: 38.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Ballina Shire201520102005
Goods related5,85938.26,22839.45,58838.9
Household services5,82538.05,77236.54,98734.7
Business services1,93712.62,00812.71,88413.1
Agriculture, forestry and fishing8635.69456.01,1588.1
Public administration and safety7895.18215.27094.9

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

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.