Cassowary Coast

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 761 people who make up the tourism workforce in the Cassowary Coast, of this 43.1% worked full-time and 56.5% 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 the Cassowary Coast 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
Cassowary Coast2021
MeasureCassowary Coast% of total industryQueensland%% of total industry in Cassowary Coast
Tourism workforce
Total workers 761100.0100.06.6
Age structure
15 to 24 years15220.034.910.3
25 to 44 years25233.138.26.0
45 to 54 Years14819.413.56.2
55 to 64 Years15520.410.26.3
65 years and over567.43.25.6
Hours worked
Worked full-time32843.131.84.8
Worked part-time39251.550.09.9
Away from work385.018.25.3
Bachelor or higher degree628.115.53.3
Advanced diploma or diploma749.712.17.1
Certificate level18023.724.05.2
No qualifications41154.046.18.7
Level of education inadequately described60.80.610.5
Level of education not stated212.81.85.5
Born overseas17723.336.58.0
Speaks a language other than English10714.124.37.2
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander435.73.35.0
Individual income
Less than $50022830.031.312.5
$500 -$2,00048063.162.96.0
$2,000 or more374.95.02.4

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

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

economic profile