Blacktown City

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 4,821 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Blacktown City, of this 41.8% worked full-time and 58.1% 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 Blacktown City 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

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism and hospitality
Blacktown City2016
MeasureBlacktown City% of total industryNew South Wales%Blacktown City as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 4,821100.0100.04.6
Age structure
15 to 24 years1,49431.029.29.4
25 to 44 years1,80137.440.73.8
45 to 54 Years82917.215.83.6
55 to 64 Years58312.111.33.8
65 years and over1142.43.03.4
Hours worked
Worked full-time2,01341.843.42.9
Worked part-time2,57453.451.78.5
Away from work2264.74.94.3
Bachelor or higher degree71914.917.32.8
Advanced diploma or diploma51810.711.94.7
Certificate level84317.519.43.4
No qualifications2,58153.548.56.3
Born overseas2,42450.341.25.7
Birthplace not stated681.41.35.3
Speaks a language other than English2,30147.736.36.2
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander931.91.94.4
Individual income
Less than $5002,06142.837.211.9
$500 -$1,7492,56153.156.93.7
$1,750 or more1422.94.50.9

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

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