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Bellingen Shire

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 369 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Bellingen Shire, of this 38.2% worked full-time and 62.9% 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 Bellingen Shire 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
Bellingen Shire2016
MeasureBellingen Shire% of total industryNew South Wales%Bellingen Shire as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 369100.0100.010.2
Age structure
15 to 24 years9425.529.228.1
25 to 44 years12233.140.710.6
45 to 54 Years7019.015.87.7
55 to 64 Years6918.711.37.6
65 years and over143.83.04.5
Hours worked
Worked full-time14138.243.48.1
Worked part-time21157.251.712.7
Away from work215.74.99.2
Bachelor or higher degree369.817.34.4
Advanced diploma or diploma3710.011.98.9
Certificate level10528.519.410.2
No qualifications18349.648.515.3
Born overseas5916.041.211.8
Birthplace not stated123.31.314.8
Speaks a language other than English277.336.318.5
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander102.71.910.4
Individual income
Less than $50016143.637.216.7
$500 -$1,74920655.856.99.3
$1,750 or more133.54.53.7

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

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