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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 3,788 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Gosford City, of this 38.0% worked full-time and 56.3% 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 Gosford City 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
Gosford City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Gosford CityNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Gosford City2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers3,788100.0100.07.53,435100.0100.06.9+353
Males1,45138.347.16.41,33438.846.35.8+117
Females2,33761.752.98.42,10161.253.77.8+236
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,35635.828.516.41,19634.828.713.9+160
25 to 44 years1,25033.039.36.51,15633.740.45.7+94
45 to 54 Years68518.118.55.465919.218.85.1+26
55 to 64 Years42011.111.25.036410.610.45.4+56
65 years and over772.02.44.5601.71.85.3+17
Hours worked------------------
Part time2,13356.348.110.71,89655.245.910.0+237
Full time1,43938.046.15.21,30438.048.04.7+135
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree1965.213.31.91544.510.81.8+42
Advanced diploma or diploma2687.110.84.92397.08.84.8+29
Certificate level91624.219.76.873321.319.46.0+183
No qualifications2,21558.551.611.52,09761.055.110.1+118
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born2,99879.162.37.22,74579.965.46.7+253
Born overseas73619.436.48.862318.132.57.9+113
Birthplace not stated531.41.39.1702.02.16.7-17
Speaks a language other than English3719.831.213.42778.126.412.6+94
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5992,37362.653.513.2----------
$600 to $1,4991,26133.339.55.1----------
$1500 to $1,999541.42.91.2----------
$2,000 or more 421.12.71.5----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger2,41063.652.56.72,07360.350.96.0+337
Public transport1764.615.410.81765.113.810.10
Other200.50.58.7130.40.47.0+7
Walked2115.68.416.91985.88.815.2+13

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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