MidCoast Council area

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 2,206 people who make up the tourism workforce in the MidCoast Council area, of this 38.0% worked full-time and 62.6% 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 MidCoast 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
MidCoast Council area2016
MeasureMidCoast Council area% of total industryNew South Wales%% of total industry in MidCoast Council area
Tourism workforce
Total workers 2,206100.0100.08.2
Age structure
15 to 24 years61227.729.217.0
25 to 44 years67830.740.77.7
45 to 54 Years45820.815.86.9
55 to 64 Years35015.911.35.9
65 years and over1084.93.05.6
Hours worked
Worked full-time83938.043.46.1
Worked part-time1,23255.851.711.0
Away from work1506.84.98.2
Bachelor or higher degree1135.117.32.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1747.911.95.9
Certificate level63128.619.47.2
No qualifications1,20754.748.512.4
Born overseas30513.841.211.6
Birthplace not stated462.11.36.8
Speaks a language other than English1597.236.315.9
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander994.51.99.0
Individual income
Less than $50092742.037.213.9
$500 -$1,7491,22755.656.97.1
$1,750 or more482.24.52.0

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

MidCoast Council

economic profile