Byron Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Byron Shire 47.8% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 52.1% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Byron Shire vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

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

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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Byron Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. New South Walesnumber%. New South Wales2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)16,647100.0100.012,963100.0100.0+3,684
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,01412.113.81,45111.214.0+563
25 - 54 years10,76064.665.88,29964.066.6+2,461
55 - 64 years2,71616.315.32,51919.415.0+197
65 years and over1,1637.05.16945.44.3+469
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services2,46114.86.21,88714.67.1+574
Retail trade2,00412.09.01,59612.39.7+408
Health care and social assistance1,95811.814.41,44411.112.5+514
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers2,29313.811.81,77813.712.7+515
Hours worked
Full time7,13342.858.06,00946.463.1+1,124
Part time9,17255.140.36,66451.434.9+2,508
Bachelor or higher degree5,70434.338.43,59727.732.6+2,107
Advanced diploma or diploma2,15613.011.01,61812.511.1+538
Certificate level3,74322.521.23,29325.422.2+450
No qualifications4,58827.627.03,99930.831.1+589
Individual Income
Less than $5002,52315.211.5--00--
$500 -$1,99911,81271.064.9--00--
$2,000 or more2,11612.722.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport530.34.01020.816.0-49
Walked only6253.82.55184.03.9+107
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,39126.434.12,83321.932.8+1,558
Speaks a language other than English at home1,85411.127.21,0408.026.4+814
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,0206.16.2--00--

Byron Shire

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