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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 3,701 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Macarthur Region, of this 37.9% worked full-time and 57.7% 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 Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Macarthur RegionNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Macarthur Region2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers3,701100.0100.05.63,377100.0100.05.5+324
Males1,42638.547.14.21,28438.046.34.1+142
Females2,27561.552.96.92,09362.053.77.0+182
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,47739.928.512.91,33339.528.711.6+144
25 to 44 years1,17631.839.34.31,08232.040.44.1+94
45 to 54 Years60316.318.53.960918.018.84.2-6
55 to 64 Years38210.311.23.83069.110.44.0+76
65 years and over631.72.43.5471.41.84.6+16
Hours worked------------------
Part time2,13557.748.19.91,92256.945.99.7+213
Full time1,40337.946.13.41,28037.948.03.3+123
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree2617.113.32.11624.810.81.6+99
Advanced diploma or diploma2988.110.84.81855.58.83.6+113
Certificate level70519.019.74.156416.719.43.8+141
No qualifications2,28361.751.68.22,26867.255.18.0+15
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born2,67772.362.35.62,55775.765.45.7+120
Born overseas98326.636.45.675022.232.54.9+233
Birthplace not stated441.21.35.8782.32.15.9-34
Speaks a language other than English83022.431.26.756116.626.45.7+269
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5992,42465.553.511.6----------
$600 to $1,4991,11230.039.53.3----------
$1500 to $1,999762.12.91.2----------
$2,000 or more 521.42.71.3----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger2,43865.952.54.82,09061.950.94.7+348
Public transport2165.815.49.51805.313.88.4+36
Other150.40.54.770.20.43.3+8
Walked1534.18.411.51825.48.811.5-29

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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