Ballina Shire

Market characteristics

Ballina Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Ballina Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Ballina Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Ballina Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents41,790100.0100.039,273100.0100.0+2,517
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years6,92916.618.57,05018.019.3-121
15 - 24 years3,9559.512.53,98810.212.9-33
25 - 54 years14,01033.540.813,94235.541.4+68
55 - 64 Years6,43615.411.95,84314.911.7+593
65 years and over10,45925.016.38,45021.514.7+2,009
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,1377.58.13,1177.97.9+20
Secondary school2,6826.46.22,6916.96.5-9
Total overseas born4,59311.027.64,21310.725.7+380
Speaks language other than English at home1,5553.725.11,2683.222.4+287
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1170.34.51150.33.9+2
Bachelor or higher degree6,55018.823.45,21516.219.9+1,335
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,3279.58.92,7168.48.3+611
Certificate level7,75222.218.16,82721.217.7+925
No qualification13,09437.639.113,93143.242.8-837
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,54721.317.8--------
$650 to $1,4995,87935.327.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,30219.821.2--------
$2,500 or more 2,24513.523.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house12,76066.864.912,34468.567.9+416
Medium house5,11326.817.94,63925.717.4+474
High density2791.515.32271.313.3+52

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Ballina Shire Council

economic profile