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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 982 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Armidale Regional Council, of this 36.9% worked full-time and 64.4% worked part-time or were away from work.

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 Armidale Regional Council 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.

Please note: Due to a change in the occupation classification, Tourism and Hospitality occupation data are currently only available from the 2016 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Value of tourism and hospitality
Armidale Regional Council2016
MeasureArmidale Regional Council% of total industryNew South Wales%Armidale Regional Council as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 982100.0100.07.5
Age structure
15 to 24 years39640.329.217.7
25 to 44 years30831.440.76.4
45 to 54 Years12612.815.84.3
55 to 64 Years11812.011.35.1
65 years and over343.53.04.1
Hours worked
Worked full-time36236.943.44.8
Worked part-time56457.451.711.8
Away from work686.94.99.2
Bachelor or higher degree11211.417.32.7
Advanced diploma or diploma535.411.94.3
Certificate level22923.319.47.4
No qualifications57458.548.513.7
Born overseas15716.041.28.9
Birthplace not stated80.81.34.1
Speaks a language other than English10410.636.310.9
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander434.41.99.0
Individual income
Less than $50048749.637.216.6
$500 -$1,74946747.656.95.8
$1,750 or more212.14.51.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions.

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