Burdekin Shire

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 326 people who make up the tourism workforce in Burdekin Shire, of this 44.2% worked full-time and 55.2% 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 Burdekin 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
Burdekin Shire2021
MeasureBurdekin Shire% of total industryQueensland%% of total industry in Burdekin Shire
Tourism workforce
Total workers 326100.0100.04.4
Age structure
15 to 24 years9428.834.98.3
25 to 44 years8124.838.23.3
45 to 54 Years6419.613.54.0
55 to 64 Years7021.510.24.7
65 years and over144.33.22.2
Hours worked
Worked full-time14444.231.83.0
Worked part-time16751.250.07.8
Away from work134.018.23.1
Bachelor or higher degree154.615.51.4
Advanced diploma or diploma237.112.14.4
Certificate level8225.224.03.6
No qualifications18857.746.15.7
Level of education inadequately described000.60
Level of education not stated72.11.84.7
Born overseas4212.936.55.4
Speaks a language other than English329.824.35.9
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander3611.03.310.8
Individual income
Less than $50012538.331.311.8
$500 -$2,00018556.762.93.7
$2,000 or more123.75.01.0

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

Burdekin Shire Council

economic profile