Perth Inner City Region

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 9,767 people who make up the tourism workforce in Perth Inner City Region, of this 42.5% worked full-time and 57.6% 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 Perth Inner City Region 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

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  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Perth Inner City Region2016
MeasurePerth Inner City Region% of total industryWestern Australia%% of total industry in Perth Inner City Region
Tourism workforce
Total workers 9,767100.0100.011.1
Age structure
15 to 24 years2,98530.631.824.8
25 to 44 years4,77948.941.811.2
45 to 54 Years1,10811.314.16.5
55 to 64 Years7057.29.75.8
65 years and over1901.92.75.1
Hours worked
Worked full-time4,15342.541.87.9
Worked part-time5,12752.552.816.6
Away from work4945.15.411.5
Bachelor or higher degree2,27023.216.06.0
Advanced diploma or diploma1,34213.711.812.8
Certificate level1,82918.721.012.7
No qualifications4,08841.948.418.2
Born overseas5,72358.648.914.4
Birthplace not stated750.81.011.3
Speaks a language other than English4,67547.933.320.5
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander870.91.212.0
Individual income
Less than $5003,33134.138.423.5
$500 -$1,7495,96161.055.111.7
$1,750 or more3763.85.11.7

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

Perth Inner City Region

economic profile