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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 1,638 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Wagga Wagga City, of this 42.6% worked full-time and 52.7% 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 Wagga Wagga 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
Wagga Wagga City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Wagga Wagga CityNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Wagga Wagga City2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers1,638100.0100.06.31,720100.0100.06.5-82
Males54133.047.14.060935.446.34.4-68
Females1,09767.052.98.61,11164.653.78.8-14
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years60536.928.511.461936.028.710.6-14
25 to 44 years50931.139.34.860134.940.45.5-92
45 to 54 Years28217.218.55.128016.318.84.8+2
55 to 64 Years18911.511.25.018810.910.46.2+1
65 years and over533.22.46.4321.91.84.7+21
Hours worked------------------
Part time86352.748.111.391653.345.911.9-53
Full time69842.646.14.072141.948.04.2-23
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree935.713.31.8854.910.81.9+8
Advanced diploma or diploma915.610.84.1794.68.83.8+12
Certificate level40324.619.75.540523.519.45.8-2
No qualifications98360.051.69.61,05961.655.19.2-76
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born1,41386.362.36.01,49887.165.46.3-85
Born overseas20512.536.48.818510.832.59.5+20
Birthplace not stated221.31.36.7362.12.16.4-14
Speaks a language other than English1348.231.211.8995.826.413.1+35
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5991,00361.253.513.2----------
$600 to $1,49956034.239.53.9----------
$1500 to $1,999322.02.91.2----------
$2,000 or more 271.62.71.8----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger1,09166.652.55.61,04060.550.95.5+51
Public transport291.815.415.6261.513.811.1+3
Other70.40.56.370.40.45.90
Walked1167.18.47.91518.88.89.0-35

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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