Shire of Harvey

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 284 people who make up the tourism workforce in the Shire of Harvey, of this 27.1% worked full-time and 73.6% 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 Shire of Harvey 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 2016 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Shire of Harvey2016
MeasureShire of Harvey% of total industryWestern Australia%% of total industry in Shire of Harvey
Tourism workforce
Total workers 284100.0100.04.3
Age structure
15 to 24 years8128.531.89.1
25 to 44 years9132.041.83.4
45 to 54 Years6121.514.13.8
55 to 64 Years3813.49.73.4
65 years and over134.62.73.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time7727.141.82.0
Worked part-time19769.452.88.2
Away from work124.25.42.9
Bachelor or higher degree51.816.00.4
Advanced diploma or diploma258.811.84.0
Certificate level6924.321.03.4
No qualifications17260.648.46.6
Born overseas5720.148.93.4
Birthplace not stated72.51.06.5
Speaks a language other than English2910.233.33.8
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander31.11.23.8
Individual income
Less than $50013948.938.410.4
$500 -$1,74913246.555.13.4
$1,750 or more005.10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Shire of Harvey

economic profile