Ballina Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

6,594 people or 37.8% 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Ballina Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)17,463100.0100.016,590100.0100.0+873
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,14612.314.02,17413.114.5-28
25 - 54 years10,44659.866.610,44563.067.7+1
55 - 64 years3,71721.315.03,23619.514.4+481
65 years and over1,1496.64.37464.53.4+403
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance2,95416.912.52,56015.411.6+394
Retail trade2,03211.69.72,15813.010.3-126
Education and training1,94011.18.41,74910.57.9+191
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers2,38713.712.72,29913.913.2+88
Hours worked
Full time9,38253.763.19,06554.664.0+317
Part time7,73944.334.97,18243.333.8+557
Bachelor or higher degree4,60426.432.63,73122.527.9+873
Advanced diploma or diploma1,99011.411.21,68410.210.5+306
Certificate level4,93328.222.24,45526.922.2+478
No qualifications5,40130.931.15,94135.834.8-540
Individual Income
Less than $5003,57620.517.1--------
$500 -$1,74911,15063.860.7--------
$1,750 or more2,47114.120.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1430.815.91400.813.7+3
Walked only5453.13.96774.14.1-132
Other Characteristics
Born overseas2,29413.132.72,00612.130.0+288
Speaks a language other than English at home7644.426.25743.522.6+190
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162161.26.0--------

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