Business strategies and research

Economic Statistics Dashboard

To assist our community, community groups, business leaders and investors to be more informed about Byron Shire we provide access to a range of tools that include data from the 2016 Census:

  • Economic Profile
  • Community Profile
  • Social Atlas

View the Byron Shire Economics Profile

Business Surveys

Business Impacts, Resilience and Continuity Survey 2020

To better understand the implications of COVID-19 on businesses and various industry sectors in Byron Shire, Council conducted a fortnightly survey from May - July 2020.

Download the Business Impacts, Resilience and Continuity Survey 2020 key findings report(PDF, 195KB)

Business Survey 2017 to 2018

We conducted research in 2017 to understand the current and future needs of our local businesses. More than 1000 businesses participated in the online survey between September and December 2017.

Download the Business Survey 2017 to 2018 report(PDF, 4MB)

Economic Development Strategy - Enterprising Byron

Our Economic Development Strategy, Enterprising Byron 2025 promotes a vision that will set the tone for decision making, entrepreneurship and leadership for the Byron Shire economy to 2025 – our vision is for:

“a resilient and diverse economy providing for our community in a sustainable manner.”

The Enterprising Byron 2025 Action Plan details the implementation of the Strategy in partnership with the local community, business and industry, regional stakeholders and State and Federal Government agencies.