Bellingen Shire

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 405 people who make up the tourism workforce in Bellingen Shire, of this 33.3% worked full-time and 66.2% 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 Bellingen Shire 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
Bellingen Shire2021
MeasureBellingen Shire% of total industryNew South Wales%% of total industry in Bellingen Shire
Tourism workforce
Total workers 405100.0100.010.1
Age structure
15 to 24 years11428.130.424.3
25 to 44 years13433.139.410.7
45 to 54 Years6516.014.47.3
55 to 64 Years6716.512.17.0
65 years and over194.73.74.3
Hours worked
Worked full-time13533.326.07.4
Worked part-time23959.048.512.4
Away from work297.225.511.3
Bachelor or higher degree4310.619.24.0
Advanced diploma or diploma4611.412.89.2
Certificate level9824.219.88.9
No qualifications20550.645.916.8
Level of education inadequately described51.20.619.2
Level of education not stated123.01.713.3
Born overseas7518.539.613.1
Speaks a language other than English358.633.517.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander204.92.812.0
Individual income
Less than $50015538.327.718.4
$500 -$2,00023157.064.79.0
$2,000 or more133.26.82.3

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

Bellingen Shire

economic profile