Byron Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.5% of the resident workforce of Byron Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Byron Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Byron Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons946100.0100.01,171100.0100.0-225
Unemployment rate--6.56.3--8.594.1-2.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years20321.533.124821.22.1-45
25 - 54 years53056.052.973562.83.4-205
55 - 64 years19320.412.317514.90.7+18
65 years and over212.21.8110.90.1+10
Looking for
Full-time work52955.955.066056.43.7-131
Part-time work42244.645.050743.32.5-85
Bachelor or higher degree19820.920.420617.61.0-8
Advanced diploma or diploma12112.88.212310.50.5-2
Certificate level21422.618.427123.11.1-57
No qualifications37439.549.651744.23.3-143
Highest level of schooling
Year 1253957.057.161952.93.2-80
Year 1110911.58.212710.80.5-18
Under Year 1027829.432.340334.42.4-125
Education institute attending
Not Attending74779.070.491778.34.5-170
Secondary school565.96.3413.50.3+15
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences111.21.7191.60.1-8
Information Technology192.03.0131.10.2+6
Engineering and Related Technologies586.16.8564.80.4+2
Architecture and Building464.92.3645.50.2-18
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies313.31.1373.20.1-6
Management and Commerce616.413.5877.40.8-26
Society and Culture9510.07.1917.80.4+4
Creative Arts737.73.0988.40.2-25
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services454.83.2524.40.2-7
Mixed Field Programmes40.40.20--0.0+4
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home899.435.5887.51.9+1
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016373.912.9--------
Has internet access at home82787.485.997983.65.1-152
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)27128.627.534629.51.8-75

Byron Shire

economic profile