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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers 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.

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

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Resident workers occupations
Ballina Shire 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers2,29513.113.52,27913.713.3+16
Professionals3,89522.323.63,39320.522.7+502
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
Labourers1,83010.58.81,74710.58.7+83
Inadequately described or not stated2921.71.82151.31.8+77

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales : 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales : 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales : 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales : 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales : 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales : 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales : 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales : 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 1.8% Managers, Ballina Shire - All industries: 13.1% Professionals, Ballina Shire - All industries: 22.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: 13.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: 11.6% Sales Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: 10.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ballina Shire - All industries: 4.5% Labourers, Ballina Shire - All industries: 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Ballina Shire - All industries: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +16 Professionals, Ballina Shire - All industries: +502 Technicians and Trades Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +88 Community and Personal Service Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +212 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: -76 Sales Workers, Ballina Shire - All industries: -7 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ballina Shire - All industries: -10 Labourers, Ballina Shire - All industries: +83 Inadequately described or not stated, Ballina Shire - All industries: +77
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

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 .

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 of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Ballina Shire increased by 885 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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