Byron Shire

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 43.4% of employment in Byron Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (38.8% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of Byron Shire provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of Byron Shire's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

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Employment composition
Byron Shire201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing6494.06024.35964.4
Mining140.1360.3370.3
Goods related5,54934.14,53232.65,14538.3
Household services7,07243.45,89442.45,21738.8
Business services2,54715.62,41617.42,04315.2
Public administration and safety4552.84223.04133.1
Total Industries16,287100.013,902100.013,451100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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Byron Shire

economic profile