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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 6,350 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the SHOROC Region, of this 44.8% worked full-time and 50.1% 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 the SHOROC 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
SHOROC Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in SHOROC RegionNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in SHOROC Region2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers6,350100.0100.07.55,840100.0100.07.3+510
Males3,13749.447.17.52,87649.246.37.2+261
Females3,21350.652.97.52,96450.853.77.4+249
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years2,11433.328.517.02,00734.428.716.0+107
25 to 44 years2,51439.639.37.02,23238.240.46.4+282
45 to 54 Years98615.518.55.293616.018.85.3+50
55 to 64 Years5749.011.24.55269.010.44.4+48
65 years and over1622.62.43.71392.41.84.3+23
Hours worked------------------
Part time3,18050.148.110.02,84048.645.99.9+340
Full time2,84644.846.15.82,68345.948.05.6+163
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,06616.813.34.176813.210.83.7+298
Advanced diploma or diploma85313.410.87.364111.08.86.2+212
Certificate level1,16518.319.76.91,07718.419.46.6+88
No qualifications3,02047.651.611.43,00151.455.110.7+19
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born3,60756.862.36.63,54060.665.46.7+67
Born overseas2,68642.336.49.12,20537.832.58.6+481
Birthplace not stated600.91.37.9921.62.16.4-32
Speaks a language other than English1,96330.931.212.61,51325.926.412.1+450
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5993,31852.353.513.3----------
$600 to $1,4992,61241.139.56.4----------
$1500 to $1,9991893.02.92.1----------
$2,000 or more 1221.92.71.4----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger3,36252.952.56.22,98851.250.95.9+374
Public transport82913.115.412.865811.313.812.1+171
Other420.70.57.8180.30.44.9+24
Walked69210.98.416.669011.88.816.3+2

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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