Byron Shire

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 2,198 people who make up the tourism workforce in Byron Shire, of this 23.4% worked full-time and 76.5% worked part-time or were away from work.

tourism are key industries in many parts of Australia, but it has not been well represented in economic profiles in the past due to the difficulty in defining it.

The tourism industries are defined by the ABS not as regular industries but as a set of occupation categories working across a number of industries.

This page presents some key statistics for tourism workers in Byron Shire with comparisons to benchmark areas. tourism data should be viewed in conjunction with the Industry sector analysis page for the accomodation sector, which has modelled estimates of the size of the industry on an annual basis. The Employment locations page will show where accommodation activity is taking place and the Local workers section will reveal the characteristics of accommodation workers.

Please note: Due to a change in the occupation classification, tourism occupation data are currently only available from the 2021 Census.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Byron Shire2021
MeasureByron Shire% of total industryNew South Wales%% of total industry in Byron Shire
Tourism workforce
Total workers 2,198100.0100.013.2
Age structure
15 to 24 years54724.930.427.1
25 to 44 years1,14151.939.415.8
45 to 54 Years26512.114.47.5
55 to 64 Years1747.912.16.4
65 years and over663.03.75.7
Hours worked
Worked full-time51423.426.07.2
Worked part-time1,38463.048.516.8
Away from work29813.625.523.3
Bachelor or higher degree52824.019.29.3
Advanced diploma or diploma31414.312.814.6
Certificate level44520.219.811.9
No qualifications85538.945.918.6
Level of education inadequately described150.70.612.0
Level of education not stated361.61.710.7
Born overseas90841.339.620.6
Speaks a language other than English51823.633.527.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander331.52.89.6
Individual income
Less than $50046521.227.718.4
$500 -$2,0001,58272.064.714.4
$2,000 or more1295.96.84.4

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Byron Shire

economic profile