Byron Shire


In Byron Shire, Accommodation and Food Services had the largest total exports by industry, generating $203 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Byron Shire boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

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

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Byron Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing55.28.03.362.49.64.1-7.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7.
Wholesale Trade32.
Retail Trade44.
Accommodation and Food Services203.329.33.0169.225.92.8+34.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing30.
Information Media and Telecommunications9.31.36.315.22.35.6-5.9
Financial and Insurance Services6.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17.
Administrative and Support Services50.67.32.857.18.73.0-6.6
Public Administration and Safety3.
Education and Training35.55.13.830.74.73.3+4.8
Health Care and Social Assistance33.
Arts and Recreation Services24.93.61.410.41.61.5+14.4
Other Services7.91.11.815.42.41.7-7.5
Total industries694.1100.0100.0653.7100.0100.0+40.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in Byron Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (203 million or 29.3%)
  • Manufacturing (115 million or 16.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (55 million or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 373 million in total or 53.8% of the total exports by industry in the Byron Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 3.0% in Accommodation and Food Services; 15.7% in Manufacturing and 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (29.3% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (0.2% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Byron Shire $increased by 40 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Byron Shire were for:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$34 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$18 million)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+$14 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$7 million)

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