Byron Shire

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 70.9% of Byron Shire’s local workers were residents.

Self-sufficiency measures the proportion of local workers in the local area who also live in the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the level at which the resident workers meet the labour requirements of the local industries or businesses.

Self-sufficiency is likely to be higher for regional areas, lower in metropolitan areas and is influenced by:

  • The nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of residents;
  • Transport options available and commuting times;
  • Relationship between wages and salaries and house prices in the area; and
  • The geographic size of the area.

Employment self-sufficiency data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Workers place of residence data to see how far workers are travelling to access employment in the area, as well as Worker productivity and Local workers income and Local workers hours worked data to look at the value of local workers contributions. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Byron Shire20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing53741477.149939779.6-2.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1066662.3844553.6+8.7%
Wholesale Trade29218463.031022572.6-9.6%
Retail Trade2,0021,40069.91,5831,16173.3-3.4%
Accommodation and Food Services2,4391,93379.31,8681,43977.0+2.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing34024271.237727372.4-1.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications22219688.315412883.1+5.2%
Financial and Insurance Services22014967.719512865.6+2.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services34625172.530323778.2-5.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2881,05181.685574787.4-5.8%
Administrative and Support Services54540373.951840678.4-4.4%
Public Administration and Safety50923746.639519749.9-3.3%
Education and Training1,40694166.91,11579971.7-4.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9411,31267.61,4321,05974.0-6.4%
Arts and Recreation Services39031981.831225682.1-0.3%
Other Services58642672.746937179.1-6.4%
Industry not classified1,03779776.975562883.2-6.3%
Total Industries16,55811,74170.912,9279,55873.9-3.0%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Byron Shire

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