Ballina Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Ballina Shire 48.3% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 51.7% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Ballina Shire vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industries
Ballina Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. New South Walesnumber%. New South Wales2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)17,876100.0100.014,912100.0100.0+2,964
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,72515.213.82,05913.814.0+666
25 - 54 years10,21057.165.88,74758.766.6+1,463
55 - 64 years3,56619.915.33,12521.015.0+441
65 years and over1,3797.75.19806.64.3+399
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance3,29818.514.42,53517.012.5+763
Retail trade2,15212.09.01,88412.69.7+268
Accommodation and food services1,7079.66.21,3569.17.1+351
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers2,65914.910.61,95913.110.4+700
Hours worked
Full time8,87949.758.07,81152.463.1+1,068
Part time8,65948.440.36,81745.734.9+1,842
Bachelor or higher degree4,73526.538.43,48723.432.6+1,248
Advanced diploma or diploma2,03811.411.01,67411.211.1+364
Certificate level5,09428.521.24,32329.022.2+771
No qualifications5,52930.927.05,00333.631.1+526
Individual Income
Less than $5002,86816.011.5--00--
$500 -$1,99912,67170.964.9--00--
$2,000 or more2,15912.122.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport770.44.0900.616.0-13
Walked only5613.12.55253.53.9+36
Other Characteristics
Born overseas2,75115.434.11,92112.932.8+830
Speaks a language other than English at home1,1256.327.26674.526.4+458
Arrived between 2016 and August 20214122.36.2--00--

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