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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 1,759 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the City of Rockingham, of this 33.5% worked full-time and 60.6% 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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %% of total industry in City of RockinghamNumber%Western Australia %% of total industry in City of Rockingham2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers1,759100.0100.07.31,226100.0100.06.4+533
Males64036.442.66.146237.741.45.0+178
Females1,11963.657.48.176462.358.67.6+355
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years81546.333.215.548739.734.711.6+328
25 to 44 years51929.537.75.141633.935.84.8+103
45 to 54 Years23913.615.94.419616.017.84.9+43
55 to 64 Years1589.011.05.51219.910.26.1+37
65 years and over281.62.25.160.51.52.2+22
Hours worked------------------
Part time1,06660.648.811.166854.548.59.5+398
Full time59033.544.84.446137.645.24.2+129
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree643.611.31.6342.88.51.2+30
Advanced diploma or diploma1005.79.73.9584.77.93.1+42
Certificate level39922.720.26.329223.819.46.3+107
No qualifications1,12764.154.511.079064.458.78.9+337
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born1,16866.455.77.479965.262.26.2+369
Born overseas57232.543.26.940633.135.96.9+166
Birthplace not stated201.11.18.9211.71.96.5-1
Speaks a language other than English18610.626.311.71179.519.513.2+69
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5991,16366.151.613.4----------
$600 to $1,49951229.140.04.6----------
$1500 to $1,999362.03.71.3----------
$2,000 or more 271.53.41.8----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger1,05760.156.16.069756.956.25.1+360
Public transport1226.99.616.4423.48.112.0+80
Other110.60.68.190.70.410.3+2
Walked965.58.415.1736.07.513.2+23

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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