43,064 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 739km in a northerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 28.3° to 20.0°and winters 19.7° to 8.6°. The mean annual rainfall is 1842mm. (BOM data)
The median price for a three bedroom house in Ballina is $542,000. To rent the same property, the median price is $480.00 per week.
By far the biggest employment sector in the Ballina Shire is health care and social assistance. This is followed by retail, education and training, accommodation and food services, construction then professional, scientific and technical services.
Ballina is the major centre in this beautiful Shire. Other towns and villages include Lennox Head, Alstonville, Wollongbar, Wardell, Tintenbar, Pimlico and Uralba.
The Ballina area is spoilt for choice when it comes to events and festivals. Some of the long running events include the North Coast Street Machines Annual Show in January, Antiques and Collectables Fair in May, Ballina Fun-Run-Walk in July and the Ballina Prawn Festival held in November.
As with most coastal regions, the water plays a large part of the sports activities available. With beaches and rivers available, opportunities for boating, fishing, surf life saving, swimming and yachting are plentiful. In addition to those activities there are also facilities to play AFL, basketball, bowls, cricket, futsal, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, netball, rugby league, rugby union, swimming and tennis to name a few.
Schooling opportunities are abundant in the area. In Ballina there are two public, one Catholic, two private and one special primary schools as well as one public and two private high schools. In Alstonville there is one public and one Catholic primary school and one public high school. In Lennox Head/Skennars Head there is one public and one Catholic primary school and one Catholic high school. There are also primary schools in Cabbage Tree Island, Empire Vale, Fernleigh, Newrybar, Pearces Creek, Rous, Teven/Tintenbar, Wardell and Wollongbar. There are North coast campuses of TAFE at Ballina and Wollongbar.
There are many medical centres in the Shire. Apart from the good number in Ballina, they are also available in Alstonville, Bungalow, Lennox Head and Tintenbar. Patients will be spoilt for choice when seeking allied health services with numerous practices providing physiotherapy, psychology, acupuncture, sports massage, podiatry, chiropractic etc. Ballina hospital provides a wide range of healthcare services to the people of the Shire. It provides a 24 hour emergency department, surgical and medical services etc. There is also a Community Mental Health Centre in Ballina and a Community Health Centre in Alstonville,
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Housing Data: Sourced from www.realestate.com.au current as at 7/18.
Careers Data: Sourced from ABS.
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