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Byron Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

Byron Shire labour force have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than New South Wales.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in Byron Shire, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualifications, Hours worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Byron Shire.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers individual income
Byron Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income1070.80.7
$1 - $1494613.43.2
$150 - $2996044.53.8
$300 - $3998786.54.3
$400 - $4991,1108.25.2
$500 - $6491,69412.58.1
$650 - $7991,77113.110.2
$800 - $9991,78713.212.3
$1,000 - $1,2491,55211.413.0
$1,250 - $1,4999587.19.2
$1,500 - $1,7497175.38.0
$1,750 - $1,9995083.75.8
$2,000 - $2,9996494.89.0
$3,000 or more5083.75.8
Not stated2611.91.6

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

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, New South Wales : 1.6% $3,000 or more, New South Wales : 5.8% $2,000 - $2,999, New South Wales : 9.0% $1,750 - $1,999, New South Wales : 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, New South Wales : 8.0% $1,250 - $1,499, New South Wales : 9.2% $1,000 - $1,249, New South Wales : 13.0% $800 - $999, New South Wales : 12.3% $650 - $799, New South Wales : 10.2% $500 - $649, New South Wales : 8.1% $400 - $499, New South Wales : 5.2% $300 - $399, New South Wales : 4.3% $150 - $299, New South Wales : 3.8% $1 - $149, New South Wales : 3.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, New South Wales : 0.7% Not stated, Byron Shire - All industries: 1.9% $3,000 or more, Byron Shire - All industries: 3.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Byron Shire - All industries: 4.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Byron Shire - All industries: 3.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Byron Shire - All industries: 5.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Byron Shire - All industries: 7.1% $1,000 - $1,249, Byron Shire - All industries: 11.4% $800 - $999, Byron Shire - All industries: 13.2% $650 - $799, Byron Shire - All industries: 13.1% $500 - $649, Byron Shire - All industries: 12.5% $400 - $499, Byron Shire - All industries: 8.2% $300 - $399, Byron Shire - All industries: 6.5% $150 - $299, Byron Shire - All industries: 4.5% $1 - $149, Byron Shire - All industries: 3.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Byron Shire - All industries: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in Byron Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 12.3% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 23.3% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 17.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (12.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $400 - $499 (8.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.8% compared to 9.0%)

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