Ballina Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

8,572 people or 41.3% of Ballina Shire's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Ballina Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)20,775100.0100.017,463100.0100.0+3,312
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,86913.813.82,14612.314.0+723
25 - 54 years12,17258.665.710,44659.866.6+1,726
55 - 64 years4,15320.015.33,71721.315.0+436
65 years and over1,5867.65.11,1496.64.3+437
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance3,86518.614.42,95416.912.5+911
Education and training2,21010.68.71,94011.18.4+270
Retail trade2,18710.59.02,03211.69.7+155
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers2,85913.811.92,38713.712.7+472
Hours worked
Full time10,59251.058.09,38253.763.1+1,210
Part time9,82347.340.37,73944.334.9+2,084
Bachelor or higher degree6,18129.838.44,60426.432.6+1,577
Advanced diploma or diploma2,39111.511.01,99011.411.2+401
Certificate level5,67727.321.34,93328.222.2+744
No qualifications6,00928.927.05,40130.931.1+608
Individual Income
Less than $5003,00014.411.5--------
$500 -$1,99914,38569.264.9--------
$2,000 or more3,17815.322.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1170.64.01430.815.9-26
Walked only5762.82.55453.13.9+31
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,25815.733.92,29413.132.7+964
Speaks a language other than English at home1,1915.727.17644.426.2+427
Arrived between 2016 and August 20214412.16.1--------

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