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Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Byron Shire’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Byron Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Byron Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Byron Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Byron Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5133.82.14523.62.2+61
Mining480.40.9590.51.0-11
Manufacturing5484.05.86825.48.4-134
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services710.50.9640.51.1+7
Construction1,1578.58.41,0658.47.3+92
Wholesale Trade2842.13.14553.64.4-171
Retail Trade1,38110.29.71,49711.910.3-116
Accommodation and Food Services1,61811.97.11,58712.66.7+31
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3652.74.73402.74.9+25
Information Media and Telecommunications2051.52.22421.92.3-37
Financial and Insurance Services1891.44.91911.55.0-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2782.01.82912.31.6-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9627.18.18096.47.9+153
Administrative and Support Services6334.73.54923.93.3+141
Public Administration and Safety4333.26.04173.36.1+16
Education and Training1,3199.78.41,2489.97.9+71
Health Care and Social Assistance1,91614.112.51,62112.811.6+295
Arts and Recreation Services3442.51.52932.31.5+51
Other Services4653.43.74383.53.7+27
Industry not classified8346.14.73763.02.5+458

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 4.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Byron Shire: 3.8% Mining, Byron Shire: 0.4% Manufacturing, Byron Shire: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Byron Shire: 0.5% Construction, Byron Shire: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, Byron Shire: 2.1% Retail Trade, Byron Shire: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Byron Shire: 11.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Byron Shire: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Byron Shire: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Byron Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Byron Shire: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Byron Shire: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Byron Shire: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, Byron Shire: 3.2% Education and Training, Byron Shire: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Byron Shire: 14.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Byron Shire: 2.5% Other Services, Byron Shire: 3.4% Industry not classified, Byron Shire: 6.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Byron Shire: +61 Mining, Byron Shire: -11 Manufacturing, Byron Shire: -134 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Byron Shire: +7 Construction, Byron Shire: +92 Wholesale Trade, Byron Shire: -171 Retail Trade, Byron Shire: -116 Accommodation and Food Services, Byron Shire: +31 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Byron Shire: +25 Information Media and Telecommunications, Byron Shire: -37 Financial and Insurance Services, Byron Shire: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Byron Shire: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Byron Shire: +153 Administrative and Support Services, Byron Shire: +141 Public Administration and Safety, Byron Shire: +16 Education and Training, Byron Shire: +71 Health Care and Social Assistance, Byron Shire: +295 Arts and Recreation Services, Byron Shire: +51 Other Services, Byron Shire: +27 Industry not classified, Byron Shire: +458
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Byron Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,916 people or 14.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,618 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,381 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,915 people in total or 36.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.7% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Byron Shire were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+458 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+295 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-171 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+153 resident workforce)

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