Byron Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

6,052 people or 44.6% of Byron Shire's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Byron Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)13,559100.0100.012,619100.0100.0+940
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,3149.714.01,35110.714.5-37
25 - 54 years8,63463.766.68,41166.767.7+223
55 - 64 years2,83320.915.02,43819.314.4+395
65 years and over7775.74.34253.43.4+352
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance1,91614.112.51,61112.811.6+305
Accommodation and food services1,61811.97.11,58712.66.7+31
Retail trade1,38110.29.71,49511.910.3-114
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,92514.212.71,77314.113.2+152
Hours worked
Full time6,11945.163.15,82746.264.0+292
Part time7,11952.534.96,47651.333.8+643
Bachelor or higher degree4,33932.032.63,48527.627.9+854
Advanced diploma or diploma1,71312.611.21,46111.610.5+252
Certificate level3,28024.222.22,96223.522.2+318
No qualifications3,76527.831.14,13832.834.8-373
Individual Income
Less than $5003,16023.317.1--------
$500 -$1,7498,47962.560.7--------
$1,750 or more1,66512.320.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1240.915.91301.013.7-6
Walked only5704.23.95834.64.1-13
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,16923.432.72,74721.830.0+422
Speaks a language other than English at home1,0888.026.28176.522.6+271
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165193.86.0--------

Byron Shire

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