Ballina Shire

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 1,291 people who make up the tourism workforce in Ballina Shire, of this 37.4% worked full-time and 62.4% worked part-time or were away from work.

tourism are key industries in many parts of Australia, but it has not been well represented in economic profiles in the past due to the difficulty in defining it.

The tourism industries are defined by the ABS not as regular industries but as a set of occupation categories working across a number of industries.

This page presents some key statistics for tourism workers in Ballina Shire with comparisons to benchmark areas. tourism data should be viewed in conjunction with the Industry sector analysis page for the accomodation sector, which has modelled estimates of the size of the industry on an annual basis. The Employment locations page will show where accommodation activity is taking place and the Local workers section will reveal the characteristics of accommodation workers.

Please note: Due to a change in the occupation classification, tourism occupation data are currently only available from the 2016 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Ballina Shire2016
MeasureBallina Shire% of total industryNew South Wales%% of total industry in Ballina Shire
Tourism workforce
Total workers 1,291100.0100.08.7
Age structure
15 to 24 years38129.529.218.5
25 to 44 years44534.540.78.6
45 to 54 Years22817.715.86.4
55 to 64 Years17213.311.35.5
65 years and over655.03.06.6
Hours worked
Worked full-time48337.443.46.2
Worked part-time75358.351.711.9
Away from work534.14.96.9
Bachelor or higher degree13010.117.33.7
Advanced diploma or diploma1088.411.96.5
Certificate level32124.919.47.4
No qualifications70854.848.514.2
Born overseas21216.441.211.0
Birthplace not stated312.41.311.9
Speaks a language other than English1189.136.317.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander302.31.98.1
Individual income
Less than $50052040.337.215.5
$500 -$1,74972556.256.97.5
$1,750 or more503.94.52.9

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Ballina Shire Council

economic profile