Bayside Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 13,329 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Bayside Council area, of this 51.3% worked full-time and 48.7% 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 the Bayside Council area 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
Bayside Council area2016
MeasureBayside Council area% of total industryNew South Wales%Bayside Council area as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 13,329100.0100.018.0
Age structure
15 to 24 years1,75513.229.219.8
25 to 44 years5,97244.840.716.8
45 to 54 Years3,39725.515.820.4
55 to 64 Years1,90514.311.318.4
65 years and over3002.33.011.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time6,83451.343.414.1
Worked part-time5,45740.951.725.5
Away from work1,0347.84.925.0
Bachelor or higher degree2,89921.717.313.2
Advanced diploma or diploma2,28517.111.923.3
Certificate level2,42618.219.415.8
No qualifications5,31639.948.521.7
Born overseas5,94744.641.217.7
Birthplace not stated1230.91.316.0
Speaks a language other than English5,63442.336.317.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander1561.21.921.1
Individual income
Less than $5001,88914.237.218.8
$500 -$1,7499,08668.256.919.5
$1,750 or more2,18016.44.513.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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