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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 6,040 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Canberra Region, of this 46.9% worked full-time and 48.2% 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 Canberra Region 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 Local workers 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
Canberra Region20112006Change
NameNumber%Canberra Region %% of total industry in Canberra RegionNumber%Canberra Region %% of total industry in Canberra Region2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers6,040100.0100.09.36,049100.0100.09.4-9
Males2,49841.441.47.52,41339.939.97.1+85
Females3,54258.658.611.23,63660.160.111.9-94
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,76429.229.218.81,76429.229.218.10
25 to 44 years2,03133.633.68.82,23536.936.98.9-204
45 to 54 Years1,16219.219.27.11,18619.619.67.1-24
55 to 64 Years87114.414.47.174012.212.27.3+131
65 years and over2123.53.55.81242.02.04.6+88
Hours worked------------------
Part time2,90948.248.212.72,82246.746.712.8+87
Full time2,83146.946.97.32,90848.148.17.5-77
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree4737.87.84.14237.07.04.4+50
Advanced diploma or diploma3936.56.56.63616.06.06.8+32
Certificate level1,55125.725.78.41,44623.923.98.5+105
No qualifications3,35655.655.612.73,50257.957.912.1-146
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born5,04083.483.48.95,08084.084.09.1-40
Born overseas92815.415.412.386514.314.312.1+63
Birthplace not stated781.31.39.0991.61.67.0-21
Speaks a language other than English4727.87.816.33946.56.515.9+78
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5993,45257.257.214.6----------
$600 to $1,4992,29438.038.07.2----------
$1500 to $1,9991111.81.82.0----------
$2,000 or more 831.41.42.6----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger3,35155.555.57.63,08351.051.07.3+268
Public transport1212.02.022.11091.81.819.6+12
Other220.40.46.5220.40.47.00
Walked87514.514.521.699316.416.421.1-118

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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