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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 3,092 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Penrith City, of this 37.2% worked full-time and 57.1% 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 Penrith 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
Penrith City20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Western Sydney %% of total industry in Penrith CityNumber%Greater Western Sydney %% of total industry in Penrith City2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers3,092100.0100.05.63,029100.0100.05.8+63
Males1,24340.245.64.61,18639.245.14.7+57
Females1,84959.854.46.61,84360.854.96.9+6
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,25340.532.113.61,24241.033.212.5+11
25 to 44 years97931.735.14.297632.236.34.4+3
45 to 54 Years51716.719.24.154117.919.04.3-24
55 to 64 Years2899.311.53.42458.110.13.7+44
65 years and over541.72.13.7250.81.42.8+29
Hours worked------------------
Part time1,76457.151.59.91,69656.049.410.0+68
Full time1,15137.243.43.31,14637.844.93.5+5
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree1856.010.11.61384.67.41.5+47
Advanced diploma or diploma2046.69.54.01535.17.23.6+51
Certificate level64720.918.84.854117.918.14.5+106
No qualifications1,94562.957.28.52,05167.761.38.6-106
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born2,26173.158.25.62,28675.562.75.9-25
Born overseas78925.540.65.768022.435.15.4+109
Birthplace not stated411.31.36.5662.22.26.0-25
Speaks a language other than English63420.539.26.846815.531.86.4+166
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5991,97163.759.511.8----------
$600 to $1,49997631.635.03.4----------
$1500 to $1,999561.82.41.0----------
$2,000 or more 401.31.91.3----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger1,97163.763.24.81,83460.560.84.9+137
Public transport2457.99.510.51765.87.88.6+69
Other80.30.53.5100.30.34.8-2
Walked1324.35.611.01454.86.110.4-13

The Greater Western Sydney Region comprises 14 LGA's in the western part of Sydney: Auburn (C), Bankstown (C), Blacktown (C), Blue Mountains (C), Camden (A), Campbelltown (C), Fairfield (C), Hawkesbury (C), The Hills Shire (A), Holroyd (C), Liverpool (C), Parramatta (C), Penrith (C) & Wollondilly (A).

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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