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West Coast Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 254 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in West Coast Council area, of this 40.2% worked full-time and 47.6% 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 West 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
West Coast Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional Tasmania %% of total industry in West Coast Council areaNumber%Regional Tasmania %% of total industry in West Coast Council area2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers254100.0--11.1263100.0100.013.0-9
Males6324.8--4.26926.234.15.6-6
Females19175.2--23.619473.865.924.7-3
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years4919.3--15.45019.026.416.9-1
25 to 44 years9437.0--9.410138.437.611.1-7
45 to 54 Years5822.8--10.17026.621.413.6-12
55 to 64 Years4417.3--13.14216.013.316.2+2
65 years and over93.5--13.200.01.40.0+9
Hours worked------------------
Part time12147.6--22.514555.152.026.6-24
Full time10240.2--6.49335.440.37.0+9
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree62.4--2.4103.84.95.2-4
Advanced diploma or diploma155.9--12.872.74.89.6+8
Certificate level6425.2--8.15621.323.59.2+8
No qualifications15561.0--14.818068.461.217.1-25
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born22789.4--11.023187.886.712.9-4
Born overseas239.1--12.4207.610.712.1+3
Birthplace not stated31.2--6.5124.62.617.4-9
Speaks a language other than English41.6--7.741.53.610.50
Individual income------------------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger11344.5--7.312547.556.89.3-12
Public transport00.0--0.000.01.80.00
Other00.0--0.000.00.40.00
Walked5220.5--23.45520.99.323.4-3

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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