Livingstone Shire Council area

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 811 people who make up the tourism workforce in Livingstone Shire Council area, of this 36.7% worked full-time and 63.4% 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 Livingstone Shire Council area 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

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Livingstone Shire Council area2016
MeasureLivingstone Shire Council area% of total industryQueensland%% of total industry in Livingstone Shire Council area
Tourism workforce
Total workers 811100.0100.09.1
Age structure
15 to 24 years29135.933.019.4
25 to 44 years25631.639.37.8
45 to 54 Years13917.114.66.8
55 to 64 Years10312.710.16.5
65 years and over222.72.94.7
Hours worked
Worked full-time29836.743.35.9
Worked part-time47458.451.914.2
Away from work404.94.88.2
Bachelor or higher degree465.713.53.2
Advanced diploma or diploma577.011.07.6
Certificate level21426.422.98.3
No qualifications47658.749.812.3
Born overseas15419.035.312.3
Birthplace not stated121.51.27.8
Speaks a language other than English688.422.714.2
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander394.82.412.9
Individual income
Less than $50038247.137.317.9
$500 -$1,74939849.157.67.0
$1,750 or more141.73.81.6

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

Livingstone Shire

economic profile