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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Ballina Shire 48.7% of the local workers are males and 51.3% are female.

The local workers are 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 worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Ballina Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Ballina Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)14,912100.0100.014,445100.0100.0+467
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,05913.814.02,11314.614.5-54
25 - 54 years8,74758.766.68,94661.967.7-199
55 - 64 years3,12521.015.02,73618.914.4+389
65 years and over9806.64.36464.53.5+334
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance2,53517.012.52,15714.911.6+378
Retail trade1,88412.69.72,10214.610.4-218
Education and training1,51110.18.31,3899.67.9+122
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,98313.312.71,96013.613.2+23
Community and personal service workers1,95913.110.41,76112.29.5+198
Hours worked--------------
Full time7,81152.463.17,73353.562.9+78
Part time6,81745.734.96,41044.433.1+407
Bachelor or higher degree3,48723.432.62,85919.827.9+628
Advanced diploma or diploma1,67411.211.11,3709.510.5+304
Certificate level4,32329.022.24,00127.722.2+322
No qualifications5,00333.631.15,53238.334.9-529
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,34922.517.2--------
$500 -$1,7499,61264.560.8--------
$1,750 or more1,71711.520.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport900.616.01040.713.8-14
Walked only5253.53.96184.34.1-93
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,92112.932.81,65111.430.1+270
Speaks a language other than English at home6674.526.44993.522.8+168
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161971.36.0--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.