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Central Coast Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 6,540 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Central Coast Council area, of this 37.8% worked full-time and 56.1% 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 Central Coast Council area 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
Central Coast Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Central Coast Council areaNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Central Coast Council area2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers6,540100.0100.07.35,980100.0100.07.0+560
Males2,47737.947.16.02,30938.646.35.8+168
Females4,06362.152.98.33,67161.453.78.0+392
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years2,32035.528.515.32,00733.628.713.2+313
25 to 44 years2,14232.839.36.12,07534.740.45.8+67
45 to 54 Years1,20218.418.55.31,18719.818.85.4+15
55 to 64 Years73811.311.25.160910.210.45.5+129
65 years and over1382.12.44.91021.71.85.7+36
Hours worked------------------
Part time3,67256.148.110.53,31555.445.910.1+357
Full time2,47337.846.14.92,28738.248.04.7+186
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree3054.713.31.82333.910.81.7+72
Advanced diploma or diploma4526.910.84.93826.48.84.7+70
Certificate level1,60024.519.76.41,29721.719.45.9+303
No qualifications3,84058.751.610.83,69461.855.110.0+146
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born5,26280.562.37.04,86681.465.46.8+396
Born overseas1,17718.036.48.698016.432.57.7+197
Birthplace not stated981.51.39.01392.32.17.5-41
Speaks a language other than English6289.631.213.84477.526.412.4+181
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5994,10162.753.512.8----------
$600 to $1,4992,17633.339.54.9----------
$1500 to $1,999991.52.91.3----------
$2,000 or more 631.02.71.4----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger4,23264.752.56.53,70161.950.96.1+531
Public transport2884.415.411.32644.413.810.7+24
Other330.50.57.7250.40.46.9+8
Walked3415.28.416.63235.48.814.8+18

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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