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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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
Inner West Council area2016
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Inner West Council area
Tourism workforce--------
Total workers 5,604100.0100.09.0
Males3,14356.147.29.6
Females2,46143.952.88.3
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
Qualifications--------
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
Ethnicity--------
Australian-born2,28540.857.66.8
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 , the population experts.

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