City of Merri-bek

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 3,266 people who make up the tourism workforce in the City of Merri-bek, of this 41.9% worked full-time and 58.0% 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 Merri-bek 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
City of Merri-bek2016
MeasureCity of Merri-bek% of total industryVictoria%% of total industry in City of Merri-bek
Tourism workforce
Total workers 3,266100.0100.08.4
Age structure
15 to 24 years69021.131.413.6
25 to 44 years1,70752.342.09.2
45 to 54 Years45714.014.25.6
55 to 64 Years3199.89.85.8
65 years and over932.82.66.1
Hours worked
Worked full-time1,36841.941.26.4
Worked part-time1,75553.753.811.3
Away from work1394.35.07.1
Bachelor or higher degree81925.118.56.2
Advanced diploma or diploma45113.813.09.3
Certificate level51615.819.07.0
No qualifications1,38142.346.811.2
Born overseas1,84756.641.112.7
Birthplace not stated481.51.37.7
Speaks a language other than English1,81255.536.611.4
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander60.20.63.4
Individual income
Less than $5001,37642.141.115.4
$500 -$1,7491,77054.253.87.1
$1,750 or more702.13.51.7

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

City of Merri-bek

economic profile