Byron Shire

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 1,708 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Byron Shire, of this 40.7% worked full-time and 59.4% 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 Byron 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
Byron Shire2016
MeasureByron Shire% of total industryNew South Wales%Byron Shire as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 1,708100.0100.013.2
Age structure
15 to 24 years39022.829.226.9
25 to 44 years85950.340.716.3
45 to 54 Years25414.915.88.4
55 to 64 Years1639.511.36.5
65 years and over422.53.06.1
Hours worked
Worked full-time69640.743.411.6
Worked part-time92954.451.714.8
Away from work865.04.912.4
Bachelor or higher degree30217.717.38.4
Advanced diploma or diploma20111.811.912.4
Certificate level41424.219.412.6
No qualifications72842.648.518.2
Born overseas52630.841.218.6
Birthplace not stated472.81.314.1
Speaks a language other than English27716.236.326.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander191.11.98.1
Individual income
Less than $50057433.637.218.0
$500 -$1,7491,03160.456.912.5
$1,750 or more784.64.56.3

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

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