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 Business Impacts, Resilience and Continuity Survey.

200 responses from local businesses were received during the survey period, from Monday 4 May to Sunday 26 July 2020.

The survey received responses from a variety of industry sectors including retail, agricultural, forestry and fishing, manufacturing and construction. Attached are key findings from two fortnightly surveys - fortnight ending 17 May and fortnight ending 28 June - to show and compare impacts of COVID-19 on Byron Shire businesses as well as the resilience and continuity of business over two time periods. 

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