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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 2,207 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the City of Launceston, of this 39.8% worked full-time and 54.8% worked part-time.

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 City of Launceston 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
City of Launceston20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional TAS %% of total industry in City of LauncestonNumber%Regional TAS %% of total industry in City of Launceston2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers2,207100.0--6.92,160100.0100.06.6+47
Males83737.9--5.579436.834.15.0+43
Females1,37062.1--8.21,36663.265.98.2+4
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years82537.4--16.177936.126.413.5+46
25 to 44 years74033.5--5.775635.037.65.4-16
45 to 54 Years34215.5--4.337517.421.44.7-33
55 to 64 Years25511.6--5.022410.413.35.4+31
65 years and over452.0--5.0261.21.44.5+19
Hours worked------------------
Part time1,21054.8--10.61,16453.952.010.8+46
Full time87939.8--4.684239.040.34.2+37
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree2059.3--3.01366.34.92.3+69
Advanced diploma or diploma974.4--3.61044.84.84.1-7
Certificate level50322.8--6.246421.523.56.1+39
No qualifications1,32359.9--10.01,34062.061.29.0-17
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born1,84283.5--6.61,85385.886.76.5-11
Born overseas33115.0--9.325811.910.77.8+73
Birthplace not stated351.6--8.7442.02.66.8-9
Speaks a language other than English1788.1--15.01296.03.615.1+49
Individual income------------------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger1,34560.9--5.61,28959.756.85.3+56
Public transport904.1--16.2653.01.812.5+25
Other170.8--9.960.30.44.5+11
Walked1918.7--12.61959.09.311.7-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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