Ballina Shire

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 1,544 people who make up the tourism workforce in Ballina Shire, of this 27.9% worked full-time and 72.3% 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 2021 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Ballina Shire2021
MeasureBallina Shire% of total industryNew South Wales%% of total industry in Ballina Shire
Tourism workforce
Total workers 1,544100.0100.08.6
Age structure
15 to 24 years52634.130.419.3
25 to 44 years53934.939.48.6
45 to 54 Years22314.414.45.7
55 to 64 Years18812.212.15.3
65 years and over724.73.75.2
Hours worked
Worked full-time43127.926.04.9
Worked part-time97663.248.512.5
Away from work1409.125.512.2
Bachelor or higher degree17511.319.23.7
Advanced diploma or diploma1489.612.87.3
Certificate level41727.019.88.2
No qualifications77049.945.913.9
Level of education inadequately described60.40.65.1
Level of education not stated281.81.77.7
Born overseas34622.439.612.6
Speaks a language other than English21213.733.518.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander563.62.89.2
Individual income
Less than $50048331.327.716.8
$500 -$2,00098463.764.78.4
$2,000 or more603.96.81.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Ballina Shire Council

economic profile