Population. According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 9,246 people in Byron Bay. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population. 64.0% of people were born in Australia.
Why do people want to live in Byron Bay?
Its easy to see why. Stunning beaches (albeit not currently looking their pristine best), a chilled atmosphere and a far-but-not-too-far location from hubs like Sydney and Brisbane make travelling to Byron Bay feel like a genuine holiday. Byron Bay is easily in the top 3 places us Brits should visit.
What is the culture of Byron Bay?
Behind sunsets, fashion and amazing food, one of the things that makes the Byron Shire so special is the sheer amount of incredible art and culture. This also sees a strong connection to traditional Aboriginal Culture, much of which is strongly embraced throughout the Shire.