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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 2,541 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the City of Ipswich, of this 41.2% worked full-time and 53.7% 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 Ipswich 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
City of Ipswich20112006Change
NameNumber%Queensland %% of total industry in City of IpswichNumber%Queensland %% of total industry in City of Ipswich2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers2,541100.0100.05.01,966100.0100.04.4+575
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,00839.732.711.173537.432.18.7+273
25 to 44 years84933.438.03.764232.638.73.1+207
45 to 54 Years39215.416.03.434617.617.23.4+46
55 to 64 Years2419.510.83.621010.710.53.9+31
65 years and over512.02.44.7331.71.74.6+18
Hours worked------------------
Part time1,36553.748.68.91,02352.045.27.9+342
Full time1,04841.246.03.283442.449.32.8+214
Bachelor or higher degree1646.510.31.71005.17.81.4+64
Advanced diploma or diploma1656.58.93.6985.07.62.8+67
Certificate level54421.421.14.134117.319.73.1+203
No qualifications1,57862.155.77.31,33167.759.96.2+247
Born overseas50419.831.14.731215.925.63.7+192
Birthplace not stated371.51.17.6502.51.86.0-13
Speaks a language other than English27010.617.65.71226.212.44.1+148
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5991,50359.153.110.7----------
$600 to $1,49984533.340.73.0----------
$1500 to $1,999682.72.51.4----------
$2,000 or more 953.72.23.4----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger1,65565.156.94.21,25463.855.53.7+401
Public transport1214.89.010.9603.17.75.2+61

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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