Byron Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

8,560 people or 51.2% 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Byron Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)16,724100.0100.013,559100.0100.0+3,165
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,78410.713.81,3149.714.0+470
25 - 54 years10,81664.765.78,63463.766.6+2,182
55 - 64 years2,89617.315.32,83320.915.0+63
65 years and over1,2307.45.17775.74.3+453
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance2,36014.114.41,91614.112.5+444
Accommodation and food services2,18513.16.21,61811.97.1+567
Retail trade1,6359.89.01,38110.29.7+254
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers2,29813.711.91,92514.212.7+373
Hours worked
Full time6,95241.658.06,11945.163.1+833
Part time9,40056.240.37,11952.534.9+2,281
Bachelor or higher degree6,44838.638.44,33932.032.6+2,109
Advanced diploma or diploma2,11212.611.01,71312.611.2+399
Certificate level3,46920.721.33,28024.222.2+189
No qualifications4,20525.127.03,76527.831.1+440
Individual Income
Less than $5002,49114.911.5--------
$500 -$1,99911,38668.164.9--------
$2,000 or more2,63015.722.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport630.44.01240.915.9-61
Walked only6413.82.55704.23.9+71
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,76228.533.93,16923.432.7+1,593
Speaks a language other than English at home1,97211.827.11,0888.026.2+884
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,0686.46.1--------

Byron Shire

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