Byron Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Byron Shire, 22.2% of workers were Professionals, compared to 25.9% in New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Byron Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Byron Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Byron Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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

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Local workers occupations
Byron Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers2,29313.811.81,77813.712.7+515
Community and Personal Service Workers2,12012.710.61,59512.310.4+525
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,5969.613.01,42111.013.8+175
Sales Workers1,66910.08.01,47211.49.2+197
Machinery Operators And Drivers5283.26.05344.16.1-6
Inadequately described or not stated3342.01.92221.71.8+112
Total Persons16,653100.0100.012,958100.0100.0+3,695

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Byron Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,691 local workers or 22.2%)
  • Managers (2,916 local workers or 17.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,293 local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,900 people in total or 53.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.9% as Professionals; 14.6% as Managers and 11.8% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (22.2% compared to 25.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.6% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (17.5% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.2% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Byron Shire between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,125 local workers)
  • Managers (+859 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+525 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+515 local workers)

Byron Shire

economic profile