Byron Shire

Market characteristics

Byron Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Byron Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Byron Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Byron Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents31,556100.0100.029,209100.0100.0+2,347
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,28616.818.55,39118.519.3-105
15 - 24 years2,8018.912.52,93010.012.9-129
25 - 54 years12,67240.240.812,39342.441.4+279
55 - 64 Years5,48817.411.94,62415.811.7+864
65 years and over5,32416.916.33,87113.314.7+1,453
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,3307.48.12,3958.27.9-65
Secondary school1,7535.66.21,9206.66.5-167
Total overseas born5,62317.827.65,29718.125.7+326
Speaks language other than English at home2,1046.725.11,8296.322.4+275
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1190.44.51390.53.9-20
Bachelor or higher degree6,22423.723.45,07821.319.9+1,146
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,78610.68.92,38310.08.3+403
Certificate level4,95418.918.14,53319.017.7+421
No qualification8,00530.539.19,15038.442.8-1,145
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,74522.717.8--------
$650 to $1,4993,90332.327.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,18518.121.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,59613.223.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house12,01477.364.911,24777.867.9+767
Medium house2,12013.617.92,26915.717.4-149
High density1641.115.31170.813.3+47

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Byron Shire

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