City of Launceston

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 3,000 people who make up the tourism workforce in the City of Launceston, of this 34.2% worked full-time and 65.7% 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 City of Launceston 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 2021 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
City of Launceston2021
MeasureCity of Launceston% of total industryTasmania%% of total industry in City of Launceston
Tourism workforce
Total workers 3,000100.0100.07.4
Age structure
15 to 24 years98632.926.715.9
25 to 44 years1,29543.244.77.6
45 to 54 Years35211.713.04.2
55 to 64 Years2819.411.74.0
65 years and over913.04.04.6
Hours worked
Worked full-time1,02534.234.74.6
Worked part-time1,80260.158.411.3
Away from work1685.66.97.2
Bachelor or higher degree57219.123.14.8
Advanced diploma or diploma2257.58.15.8
Certificate level71523.823.86.6
No qualifications1,43447.842.710.9
Level of education inadequately described90.30.43.7
Level of education not stated451.51.86.6
Born overseas82527.530.812.7
Speaks a language other than English63421.124.016.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander973.24.17.9
Individual income
Less than $5001,03634.531.217.9
$500 -$2,0001,86762.263.96.8
$2,000 or more1033.44.21.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

City of Launceston

economic profile