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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 2,752 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Wyong Shire, of this 37.6% worked full-time and 55.9% 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 Wyong 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
Wyong Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Wyong ShireNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Wyong Shire2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers2,752100.0100.07.02,545100.0100.07.0+207
Males1,02637.347.15.697538.346.35.6+51
Females1,72662.752.98.11,57061.753.78.2+156
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years96435.028.514.081131.928.712.2+153
25 to 44 years89232.439.35.691936.140.45.9-27
45 to 54 Years51718.818.55.352820.718.85.8-11
55 to 64 Years31811.611.25.32459.610.45.6+73
65 years and over612.22.45.5421.71.86.4+19
Hours worked------------------
Part time1,53955.948.110.21,41955.845.910.2+120
Full time1,03437.646.14.698338.648.04.8+51
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree1094.013.31.7793.110.81.6+30
Advanced diploma or diploma1846.710.84.91435.68.84.7+41
Certificate level68424.919.76.056422.219.45.7+120
No qualifications1,62559.051.610.01,59762.855.19.8+28
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born2,26482.362.36.72,12183.365.46.9+143
Born overseas44116.036.48.235714.032.57.5+84
Birthplace not stated451.61.38.9692.72.18.4-24
Speaks a language other than English2579.331.214.31706.726.412.2+87
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5991,72862.853.512.2----------
$600 to $1,49991533.239.54.6----------
$1500 to $1,999451.62.91.4----------
$2,000 or more 210.82.71.1----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger1,82266.252.56.21,62864.050.96.2+194
Public transport1124.115.412.3883.513.812.1+24
Other130.50.56.6120.50.46.8+1
Walked1304.78.416.01254.98.814.2+5

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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