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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 399 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Hilltops Council area, of this 41.1% worked full-time and 56.9% 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 the Hilltops 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
Hilltops Council area2016
NameNumber%NSW %% of total industry in Hilltops Council area
Tourism workforce--------
Total workers 399100.0100.05.7
Age structure--------
15 to 24 years10526.329.210.9
25 to 44 years13132.840.75.4
45 to 54 Years8120.315.85.0
55 to 64 Years6416.011.34.7
65 years and over184.53.02.9
Hours worked--------
Worked full-time16441.143.44.0
Worked part-time20852.151.78.7
Away from work194.84.94.6
Bachelor or higher degree143.517.31.3
Advanced diploma or diploma287.011.94.2
Certificate level8621.619.44.1
No qualifications23959.948.58.5
Born overseas276.841.25.9
Birthplace not stated112.81.35.5
Speaks a language other than English133.336.35.9
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander205.01.910.0
Individual income--------
Less than $50017543.937.211.5
$500 -$1,74918947.456.94.2
$1,750 or more82.04.51.1

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

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