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Employment by industry (Total)

In Byron Shire, Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer, generating 2,630 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Byron Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Byron Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Byron Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Byron Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6494.02.16024.32.3+47
Mining140.10.9360.31.1-22
Manufacturing1,0026.26.89066.57.6+97
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1571.01.01361.01.1+22
Construction1,1907.39.47305.38.4+460
Wholesale Trade4772.93.64833.54.0-6
Retail Trade2,25213.810.31,84613.310.1+405
Accommodation and Food Services2,63016.17.02,06514.97.1+565
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4712.95.04313.15.1+40
Information Media and Telecommunications1530.92.32221.62.4-69
Financial and Insurance Services2111.35.11961.45.1+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4122.51.63442.51.8+68
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0276.39.19727.08.3+55
Administrative and Support Services7434.63.36814.93.5+62
Public Administration and Safety4552.86.04223.05.9+34
Education and Training1,4218.78.51,3339.68.5+88
Health Care and Social Assistance2,00912.312.41,53511.012.1+474
Arts and Recreation Services4582.81.63692.71.7+89
Other Services5543.43.95934.33.9-39

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.0% Construction, New South Wales: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Byron Shire: 4.0% Mining, Byron Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Byron Shire: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Byron Shire: 1.0% Construction, Byron Shire: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, Byron Shire: 2.9% Retail Trade, Byron Shire: 13.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Byron Shire: 16.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Byron Shire: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Byron Shire: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Byron Shire: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Byron Shire: 2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Byron Shire: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Byron Shire: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, Byron Shire: 2.8% Education and Training, Byron Shire: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Byron Shire: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Byron Shire: 2.8% Other Services, Byron Shire: 3.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Byron Shire: +47 Mining, Byron Shire: -22 Manufacturing, Byron Shire: +97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Byron Shire: +22 Construction, Byron Shire: +460 Wholesale Trade, Byron Shire: -6 Retail Trade, Byron Shire: +405 Accommodation and Food Services, Byron Shire: +565 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Byron Shire: +40 Information Media and Telecommunications, Byron Shire: -69 Financial and Insurance Services, Byron Shire: +15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Byron Shire: +68 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Byron Shire: +55 Administrative and Support Services, Byron Shire: +62 Public Administration and Safety, Byron Shire: +34 Education and Training, Byron Shire: +88 Health Care and Social Assistance, Byron Shire: +474 Arts and Recreation Services, Byron Shire: +89 Other Services, Byron Shire: -39
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Byron Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,630 people or 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,252 people or 13.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,009 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,891 people in total or 42.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.0% in Accommodation and Food Services; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (16.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.8% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.8% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Byron Shire increased by 2,385 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Byron Shire were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+565 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+474 local workers)
  • Construction (+460 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+405 local workers)

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