Ballina Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.8% of the resident workforce of Ballina Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This is an important resource for the local economy, their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Ballina Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Ballina Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,084100.0100.01,112100.0100.0-28
Unemployment rate--5.86.3--6.394.1-0.4%
Age structure
15 - 24 years31028.633.134430.92.1-34
25 - 54 years56652.252.960054.03.4-34
55 - 64 years17516.112.315714.10.7+18
65 years and over242.21.8100.90.1+14
Looking for
Full-time work58453.955.063757.33.7-53
Part-time work49946.045.048043.22.5+19
Bachelor or higher degree15414.220.414312.91.0+11
Advanced diploma or diploma746.88.2585.20.5+16
Certificate level29827.518.428025.21.1+18
No qualifications51647.649.658152.23.3-65
Highest level of schooling
Year 1244040.657.143338.93.2+7
Year 1112811.88.212311.10.5+5
Under Year 1048244.532.353548.12.4-53
Education institute attending
Not Attending80974.670.485276.64.5-43
Secondary school1029.46.3827.40.3+20
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences80.71.7100.90.1-2
Information Technology90.83.0171.50.2-8
Engineering and Related Technologies767.06.8595.30.4+17
Architecture and Building545.02.3575.10.2-3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies353.21.1252.20.1+10
Management and Commerce938.613.5797.10.8+14
Society and Culture918.47.1655.80.4+26
Creative Arts363.33.0363.20.2--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services383.53.2464.10.2-8
Mixed Field Programmes40.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home545.035.5454.01.9+9
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016262.412.9--------
Has internet access at home93185.985.989580.55.1+36
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)31128.727.532829.51.8-17

Ballina Shire Council

economic profile