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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 5,218 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, of this 43.1% worked full-time and 52.3% 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 the RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20112006Change
NameNumber%Queensland %% of total industry in RDA Wide Bay Burnett RegionNumber%Queensland %% of total industry in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers5,218100.0100.06.25,180100.0100.06.3+38
Males1,88636.142.14.61,90136.742.14.5-15
Females3,33263.957.97.83,27963.357.98.3+53
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,48828.532.712.11,47228.432.111.2+16
25 to 44 years1,73733.338.05.51,85235.838.75.6-115
45 to 54 Years1,09821.016.05.11,09321.117.25.2+5
55 to 64 Years74214.210.84.967213.010.55.4+70
65 years and over1532.92.44.3911.81.73.7+62
Hours worked------------------
Part time2,73052.348.69.32,67551.645.29.9+55
Full time2,25143.146.04.52,28344.149.34.5-32
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree2274.410.31.81663.27.81.7+61
Advanced diploma or diploma2875.58.94.02324.57.64.0+55
Certificate level1,30024.921.15.61,14122.019.75.5+159
No qualifications3,21161.555.78.53,38765.459.98.1-176
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born4,32882.967.86.04,33783.772.66.1-9
Born overseas82615.831.17.973114.125.68.1+95
Birthplace not stated781.51.18.01072.11.86.6-29
Speaks a language other than English2905.617.610.61953.812.410.2+95
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5993,16060.653.110.1----------
$600 to $1,4991,85835.640.74.3----------
$1500 to $1,999591.12.51.0----------
$2,000 or more 561.12.21.9----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger3,30663.456.95.53,02258.355.55.3+284
Public transport611.29.09.3721.47.712.0-11
Other380.70.77.4460.90.68.8-8
Walked4368.48.212.64468.68.111.4-10

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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