Byron Bay

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC10733
People 5,521
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 42
Families 1,016
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all households (a) 0.4
All private dwellings 3,122
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,197
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $460
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 2,683 48.6 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,841 51.4 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 88 1.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,521 people in Byron Bay. Of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

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Age Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 219 4.0 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 237 4.3 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 222 4.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 240 4.3 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 322 5.8 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 529 9.6 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 421 7.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 364 6.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 357 6.5 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 339 6.1 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 379 6.9 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 465 8.4 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 478 8.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 359 6.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 239 4.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 127 2.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 71 1.3 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 150 2.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Byron Bay was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 1,444 29.9 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 133 2.8 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 685 14.2 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 250 5.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,322 48.0 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Byron Bay aged 15 years and over, 29.9% were married and 16.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,046 30.6 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 479 14.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,898 55.4 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Byron Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 30.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 53 2.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 194 10.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 51 2.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 42 2.2 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 130 6.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 36 1.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 26 1.3 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 100 5.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 181 9.3 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 54 2.8 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,082 55.5 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Byron Bay 35.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.5% were in primary school, 9.5% in secondary school and 14.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,141 23.6 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 438 9.0 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 107 2.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 533 11.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 655 13.5 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 156 3.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 361 7.5 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 198 4.1 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4 0.1 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,092 22.6 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Byron Bay, 13.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 13.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 2,034 27.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,568 21.0 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 758 10.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 535 7.2 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 249 3.3 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Byron Bay were English 27.3%, Australian 21.0%, Irish 10.2%, Scottish 7.2% and German 3.3%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Byron Bay (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 3,355 61.2 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 277 5.1 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 131 2.4 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
United States of America 54 1.0 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4
Germany 48 0.9 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
Japan 41 0.7 14,008 0.2 42,421 0.2

In Byron Bay, 61.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.1%, New Zealand 2.4%, United States of America 1.0%, Germany 0.9% and Japan 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,189 21.5 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 375 6.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 263 4.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,581 46.7 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Byron Bay, 46.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 2,857 52.0 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 375 6.8 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 176 3.2 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Germany 82 1.5 47,543 0.6 170,571 0.7
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 80 1.5 45,238 0.6 177,536 0.8

In Byron Bay, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 52.0%, England 6.8%, New Zealand 3.2%, Germany 1.5% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 2,978 54.3 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 344 6.3 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 146 2.7 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Germany 76 1.4 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 71 1.3 38,504 0.5 155,231 0.7

In Byron Bay, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 54.3%, England 6.3%, New Zealand 2.7%, Germany 1.4% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,365 43.0 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 1,294 23.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 663 12.0 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 518 9.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 126 2.3 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Byron Bay were No Religion, so described 43.0%, Not stated 23.5%, Catholic 12.0%, Anglican 9.4% and Uniting Church 2.3%. In Byron Bay, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (56.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
French 57 1.0 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Japanese 54 1.0 17,319 0.2 55,966 0.2
Italian 51 0.9 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Spanish 42 0.8 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
German 40 0.7 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 4,010 72.8 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 250 9.9 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Byron Bay 72.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included French 1.0%, Japanese 1.0%, Italian 0.9%, Spanish 0.8% and German 0.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,097 44.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,112 44.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 137 5.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 139 5.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 2,485 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Byron Bay. Of these 44.1% were employed full time, 44.7% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 358 15.3 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 341 14.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 414 17.7 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 333 14.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 760 32.5 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Byron Bay, 15.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 560 23.8 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 395 16.8 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 314 13.4 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 304 12.9 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 229 9.7 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 224 9.5 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 207 8.8 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 76 3.2 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Byron Bay included Professionals 23.8%, Managers 16.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.9%, Labourers 9.7%, Sales Workers 9.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 8.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 3.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Accommodation 192 8.5 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1
Cafes and Restaurants 140 6.2 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Secondary Education 53 2.4 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 48 2.1 41,390 1.2 131,908 1.2
Clothing Retailing 47 2.1 32,169 1.0 97,439 0.9

Of the employed people in Byron Bay, the most common responses for industry of employment included Accommodation 8.5%, Cafes and Restaurants 6.2%, Secondary Education 2.4%, Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 2.1% and Clothing Retailing 2.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 621 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,469 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,197 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Byron Bay was $621.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,224 52.2 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 272 11.6 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 194 8.3 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 172 7.3 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
Car, as passenger 84 3.6 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 27 1.1 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,322 56.3 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Byron Bay, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 52.2%, Worked at home 11.6%, Walked only 8.3%, Bicycle 7.3% and Car, as passenger 3.6%. On the day, 1.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 56.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,988 61.8 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 905 18.7 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 409 8.5 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,018 21.0 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Byron Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 61.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.7% provided care for children and 8.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,142 23.7 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,085 22.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 480 9.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 271 5.6 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Byron Bay, 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 452 44.6 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 337 33.2 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 199 19.6 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 26 2.6 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Byron Bay, 33.2% were couple families with children, 44.6% were couple families without children and 19.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Byron Bay, 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 126 15.9 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 95 12.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 137 17.3 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 66 8.3 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 65 8.2 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 178 22.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 49 6.2 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 75 9.5 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Byron Bay, of couple families with children, 15.9% had both partners employed full-time, 12.0% had both employed part-time and 17.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,841 75.0 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 613 25.0 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Byron Bay, 75.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,138 61.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 235 12.8 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 321 17.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 107 5.8 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Byron Bay, 61.8% were separate houses, 12.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.4% were flats or apartments and 5.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 30 1.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 153 8.3 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 370 20.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 784 42.6 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 413 22.4 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 91 4.9 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Byron Bay, of occupied private dwellings 8.3% had 1 bedroom, 20.1% had 2 bedrooms and 42.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 649 35.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 408 22.2 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 670 36.5 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 12 0.7 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 95 5.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Byron Bay, 35.4% were owned outright, 22.2% were owned with a mortgage and 36.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 992 53.7 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 615 33.3 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 239 12.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Byron Bay, of all households, 53.7% were family households, 33.3% were single person households and 12.9% were group households.

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Household income Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.7 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Byron Bay, 26.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 460 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 20.1 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.6 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 137 7.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 770 41.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 560 30.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 263 14.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 118 6.4 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Byron Bay, 41.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 257 13.9 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,502 81.3 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 89 4.8 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Byron Bay, 81.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 41 48.8 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 43 51.2 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Byron Bay, 48.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.2% were female. The median age was 30 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,375 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Byron Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Byron Bay % Byron Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 400 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Byron Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $400 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.