Byron Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Byron Shire 48.4% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 51.6% 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Byron Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Byron Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. New South Walesnumber%. New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)12,963100.0100.011,739100.0100.0+1,224
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,45111.214.01,38111.814.5+70
25 - 54 years8,29964.066.67,76666.267.7+533
55 - 64 years2,51919.415.02,16818.514.4+351
65 years and over6945.44.34223.63.5+272
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services1,88714.67.11,73114.76.7+156
Retail trade1,59612.39.71,61713.810.4-21
Health care and social assistance1,44411.112.51,17010.011.6+274
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,77813.712.71,61313.713.2+165
Hours worked
Full time6,00946.463.15,47246.662.9+537
Part time6,66451.434.95,98751.033.1+677
Bachelor or higher degree3,59727.732.62,72323.227.9+874
Advanced diploma or diploma1,61812.511.11,32311.310.5+295
Certificate level3,29325.422.22,85124.322.2+442
No qualifications3,99930.831.14,28136.534.9-282
Individual Income
Less than $5003,18124.517.2--00--
$500 -$1,7498,27463.860.8--00--
$1,750 or more1,2449.620.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1020.816.0990.813.8+3
Walked only5184.03.95424.64.1-24
Other Characteristics
Born overseas2,83321.932.82,43320.730.1+400
Speaks a language other than English at home1,0408.026.47536.422.8+287
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164903.86.0--00--

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