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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 8,554 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the City of Adelaide, of this 44.9% worked full-time and 50.1% worked part-time.

Tourism and hospitality are key industries in many parts of Australia, but it has not been well represented in economic profiles in the past due to the difficulty in defining it.

The tourism and hospitality industries are defined by the ABS not as regular industries but as a set of occupation categories working across a number of industries.

This page presents some key statistics for tourism and hospitality workers in the City of Adelaide with comparisons to benchmark areas. Tourism and hospitality data should be viewed in conjunction with the Industry Sector Analysis page for the accomodation sector, which has modelled estimates of the size of the industry on an annual basis. The Employment Locations page will show where accommodation activity is taking place and the Workforce Profile section will reveal the characteristics of accommodation workers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
City of Adelaide20112006Change
NameNumber%South Australia %% of total industry in City of AdelaideNumber%South Australia %% of total industry in City of Adelaide2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers8,554100.0100.07.88,121100.0100.08.2+433
Males3,81444.640.67.93,44742.440.17.9+367
Females4,74055.459.47.74,67457.659.98.5+66
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years2,94134.434.121.03,21239.634.621.6-271
25 to 44 years3,78744.336.87.13,24239.936.36.9+545
45 to 54 Years1,10312.916.34.61,04012.817.44.5+63
55 to 64 Years6127.210.74.05526.810.24.7+60
65 years and over1111.32.24.9750.91.55.4+36
Hours worked------------------
Part time4,28250.155.914.23,96148.852.714.8+321
Full time3,83844.938.35.23,69645.541.35.6+142
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,58218.510.23.41,06113.17.73.1+521
Advanced diploma or diploma8519.97.06.56738.35.86.1+178
Certificate level1,65019.321.310.51,61019.819.810.8+40
No qualifications4,19049.057.613.34,43254.661.813.1-242
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born5,27361.672.56.65,59268.976.07.5-319
Born overseas3,19737.426.311.12,36929.221.910.4+828
Birthplace not stated851.01.210.01602.02.010.9-75
Speaks a language other than English2,78932.619.914.81,98524.415.514.7+804
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5994,39351.458.421.7----------
$600 to $1,4993,78144.237.06.4----------
$1500 to $1,9991762.11.81.1----------
$2,000 or more 1191.41.40.9----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger3,78844.358.77.33,61744.556.67.5+171
Public transport2,07524.37.86.71,96224.28.07.0+113
Other881.00.75.9400.50.56.8+48
Walked4795.66.211.93764.66.510.7+103

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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