Ballina Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Ballina Shire, 19.9% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% in New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Ballina Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Ballina Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Ballina Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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.
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Local workers occupations
Ballina Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers1,98313.312.71,96013.613.2+23
Community and Personal Service Workers1,95913.110.41,76112.29.5+198
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,72111.513.81,79612.415.0-75
Sales Workers1,68611.39.21,76012.29.3-74
Machinery Operators And Drivers7174.86.17605.36.4-43
Inadequately described or not stated2211.51.81811.31.8+40
Total Persons14,907100.0100.014,449100.0100.0+458

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Ballina Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,971 local workers or 19.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,983 local workers or 13.3%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,959 local workers or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,913 people in total or 46.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (19.9% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (11.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.5% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Ballina Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+350 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+198 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-75 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (-74 local workers)

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