Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 807 people who make up the tourism workforce in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, of this 41.4% worked full-time and 59.1% 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 Augusta-Margaret River 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 2016 Census.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River2016
MeasureShire of Augusta-Margaret River% of total industryWestern Australia%% of total industry in Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
Tourism workforce
Total workers 807100.0100.013.8
Age structure
15 to 24 years16620.631.824.4
25 to 44 years36244.941.815.1
45 to 54 Years13016.114.110.3
55 to 64 Years11113.89.710.0
65 years and over384.72.79.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time33441.441.811.5
Worked part-time40950.752.816.0
Away from work688.45.417.1
Bachelor or higher degree13016.116.09.7
Advanced diploma or diploma8810.911.814.1
Certificate level20825.821.013.2
No qualifications34843.148.416.8
Born overseas27534.148.917.3
Birthplace not stated151.91.09.7
Speaks a language other than English10813.433.321.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander101.21.220.8
Individual income
Less than $50027834.438.418.7
$500 -$1,74948860.555.113.2
$1,750 or more384.75.16.8

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

economic profile