Ballina Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Ballina Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Ballina Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Ballina Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers2,38713.712.72,29913.913.2+88
Community and Personal Service Workers2,09912.010.41,88711.49.5+212
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,03111.613.82,10712.715.1-76
Sales Workers1,85610.69.21,86311.29.3-7
Machinery Operators And Drivers7894.56.17994.86.4-10
Inadequately described or not stated2921.71.82151.31.8+77
Total Persons17,474100.0100.016,589100.0100.0+885

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Ballina Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,895 people or 22.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,387 people or 13.7%)
  • Managers (2,295 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,577 people in total or 49.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.5% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.6% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (10.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.5% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Ballina Shire increased by 885 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Ballina Shire were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+502 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+212 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+88 persons)
  • Labourers (+83 persons)

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