Ballina Shire


In Ballina Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $661 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Ballina Shire. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Ballina Shire’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Ballina Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing343.78.43.1226.26.52.7+117.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services118.42.92.792.02.72.8+26.4
Wholesale Trade128.43.14.795.42.84.9+33.0
Retail Trade279.16.84.2203.95.94.2+75.2
Accommodation and Food Services210.35.12.4144.74.22.7+65.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing129.93.25.3114.13.36.2+15.9
Information Media and Telecommunications60.01.54.645.11.33.7+14.9
Financial and Insurance Services124.03.010.4107.73.19.9+16.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260.16.36.0291.28.46.4-31.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services280.36.810.3221.56.49.2+58.8
Administrative and Support Services161.94.03.7108.83.13.5+53.1
Public Administration and Safety180.64.44.4122.13.54.1+58.5
Education and Training221.45.44.2222.86.44.3-1.5
Health Care and Social Assistance449.011.05.8315.19.15.1+133.9
Arts and Recreation Services43.
Other Services86.82.11.671.72.11.9+15.1
Total industries4,097.8100.0100.03,461.6100.0100.0+636.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Ballina Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($661 million or 16.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($449 million or 11.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($344 million or 8.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,454 million in total or 35.5% of the total output by total industry in the Ballina Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.9% in Construction; 5.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between output by industries of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (3.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.0% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.8% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Ballina Shire increased by $636 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Ballina Shire were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$134 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$118 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$75 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$66 million)

Ballina Shire Council

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