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West Coast Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 209 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in West Coast Council area, of this 35.9% worked full-time and 61.2% 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 West Coast Council area 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
West Coast Council area2016
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %% of total industry in West Coast Council area
Tourism workforce--------
Total workers 209100.0100.010.9
Males5224.943.64.4
Females15775.156.421.8
Age structure--------
15 to 24 years4119.633.218.5
25 to 44 years8741.640.011.4
45 to 54 Years3114.813.86.3
55 to 64 Years3617.210.310.1
65 years and over146.72.817.7
Hours worked--------
Worked full-time7535.938.86.1
Worked part-time10349.356.320.1
Away from work2512.04.815.0
Qualifications--------
Bachelor or higher degree104.815.54.2
Advanced diploma or diploma188.66.613.5
Certificate level5526.324.17.9
No qualifications11454.551.014.5
Ethnicity--------
Australian-born17985.675.610.5
Born overseas136.222.98.3
Birthplace not stated52.41.39.3
Speaks a language other than English31.416.76.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander2110.03.118.9
Individual income--------
Less than $5008138.839.922.9
$500 -$1,74911756.056.711.6
$1,750 or more00.02.40.0

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

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