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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 903 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Gympie Regional Council, of this 40.4% worked full-time and 53.9% worked part-time.

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 the Gympie Regional Council 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
Gympie Regional Council20112006Change
NameNumber%South East Queensland %% of total industry in Gympie Regional CouncilNumber%South East Queensland %% of total industry in Gympie Regional Council2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers903100.0100.06.4808100.0100.05.8+95
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years24427.034.312.220925.934.610.0+35
25 to 44 years30734.038.65.929937.038.55.4+8
45 to 54 Years21123.415.05.718122.415.94.9+30
55 to 64 Years12213.59.94.710613.29.55.0+16
65 years and over192.12.22.9131.61.52.7+6
Hours worked------------------
Part time48753.950.39.244755.347.29.5+40
Full time36540.444.64.533141.047.33.9+34
Bachelor or higher degree505.511.92.5182.28.91.1+32
Advanced diploma or diploma414.59.83.3344.28.33.4+7
Certificate level22725.120.35.818022.319.15.2+47
No qualifications55461.454.38.554166.959.07.6+13
Born overseas12814.234.47.69211.428.76.1+36
Birthplace not stated202.21.011.0162.01.75.3+4
Speaks a language other than English394.319.710.1172.114.56.4+22
Individual income------------------
Nil to $59957063.153.09.9----------
$600 to $1,49930033.240.94.4----------
$1500 to $1,999121.32.61.3----------
$2,000 or more
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger58364.656.75.947759.155.55.0+106
Public transport60.711.710.0101.210.515.0-4

South East Queensland includes the 2006 Local Government Areas of: Beaudesert (S); Boonah (S); Brisbane (C); Caboolture (S); Caloundra (C); Esk (S); Gatton (S); Gold Coast (C); Ipswich (C); Kilcoy (S); Laidley (S); Logan (C); Maroochy (S); Noosa (S); Pine Rivers (S); Redcliffe (C); Redland (S), and; Toowoomba (C).

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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