Inner West Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 5,604 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Inner West Council area, of this 46.6% worked full-time and 53.5% 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 Inner West 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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism and hospitality
Inner West Council area2016
MeasureInner West Council area% of total industryNew South Wales%Inner West Council area as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 5,604100.0100.09.0
Age structure
15 to 24 years1,36824.429.217.2
25 to 44 years2,68347.940.79.1
45 to 54 Years79714.215.86.1
55 to 64 Years58510.411.36.5
65 years and over1713.13.05.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time2,61346.643.46.9
Worked part-time2,76549.351.712.9
Away from work2324.14.98.2
Bachelor or higher degree1,39824.917.35.8
Advanced diploma or diploma78314.011.910.0
Certificate level81314.519.47.6
No qualifications2,45443.848.513.7
Born overseas3,26658.341.211.6
Birthplace not stated591.11.39.6
Speaks a language other than English3,08755.136.312.1
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander320.61.96.1
Individual income
Less than $5001,98635.437.217.7
$500 -$1,7493,30358.956.98.4
$1,750 or more2324.14.52.1

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

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