Shire of Ashburton

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 585 people who make up the tourism workforce in the Shire of Ashburton, of this 71.6% worked full-time and 27.7% worked part-time or were away from work.

tourism 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 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 workers in the Shire of Ashburton with comparisons to benchmark areas. tourism 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 occupation data are currently only available from the 2021 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Shire of Ashburton2021
MeasureShire of Ashburton% of total industryWestern Australia%% of total industry in Shire of Ashburton
Tourism workforce
Total workers 585100.0100.04.3
Age structure
15 to 24 years10217.434.911.0
25 to 44 years27647.239.24.0
45 to 54 Years10317.612.83.1
55 to 64 Years8815.09.84.0
65 years and over172.93.34.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time41971.637.84.0
Worked part-time10417.856.78.4
Away from work589.95.52.8
Bachelor or higher degree9315.917.35.0
Advanced diploma or diploma8614.712.36.7
Certificate level19934.021.83.2
No qualifications18231.146.24.6
Level of education inadequately described40.70.75.6
Level of education not stated142.41.76.0
Born overseas31353.548.27.0
Speaks a language other than English19433.233.412.0
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander111.91.41.4
Individual income
Less than $500518.733.514.3
$500 -$2,00042572.659.314.4
$2,000 or more11519.76.41.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Shire of Ashburton

economic profile