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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 3,988 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Sutherland Shire, of this 36.0% worked full-time and 58.6% 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 Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Sutherland ShireNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Sutherland Shire2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers3,988100.0100.07.03,766100.0100.06.9+222
Males1,75544.047.16.41,61843.046.36.1+137
Females2,23356.052.97.52,14857.053.77.6+85
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,69042.428.515.61,61142.828.714.7+79
25 to 44 years1,22630.739.35.61,16330.940.45.4+63
45 to 54 Years57614.418.54.554414.418.84.3+32
55 to 64 Years3909.811.24.438010.110.44.9+10
65 years and over1062.72.44.4681.81.84.0+38
Hours worked------------------
Part time2,33558.648.110.12,16257.445.910.1+173
Full time1,43536.046.14.61,37036.448.04.5+65
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree3829.613.33.02326.210.82.2+150
Advanced diploma or diploma3939.910.85.72616.98.84.4+132
Certificate level71417.919.75.165817.519.45.1+56
No qualifications2,31658.151.611.22,40763.955.110.9-91
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born2,84171.262.36.52,79474.265.46.7+47
Born overseas1,11127.936.48.690023.932.57.8+211
Birthplace not stated340.91.35.8742.02.17.1-40
Speaks a language other than English95123.831.210.666817.726.49.2+283
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5992,58864.953.512.8----------
$600 to $1,4991,20130.139.54.6----------
$1500 to $1,999741.92.91.3----------
$2,000 or more 721.82.71.7----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger2,24956.452.55.72,07455.150.95.7+175
Public transport3919.815.413.22987.913.812.4+93
Other70.20.52.9110.30.45.9-4
Walked3408.58.417.03158.48.814.3+25

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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