Byron Shire

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In Byron Shire, 9.6% of the local workers earned $1,750 or more per week.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including the person's employment status, age, qualifications and type of employment undertaken by the person.

Wages in Byron Shire can vary greatly across industry sectors. As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualification and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Data source

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

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Local workers individual income
Byron Shire - All industries 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income1110.90.7
$1 - $1494683.63.2
$150 - $2996104.73.8
$300 - $3998526.64.3
$400 - $4991,1408.85.2
$500 - $6491,68413.08.1
$650 - $7991,81714.010.2
$800 - $9991,74013.412.3
$1,000 - $1,2491,52111.713.0
$1,250 - $1,4998876.89.2
$1,500 - $1,7496254.88.0
$1,750 - $1,9993983.15.8
$2,000 - $2,9995113.98.9
$3,000 or more3352.65.8
Not stated2592.01.6
Total Persons12,958100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the individual income levels in Byron Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 9.6% of the local workers earned a high income, and 24.5% earned a low income, compared with 20.5% and 17.2% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local workers in Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (3.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $500 - $649 (13.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (14.0% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $400 - $499 (8.8% compared to 5.2%)

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