Mount Barker District Council

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District Council of Mount Barker

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 887 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in District Council of Mount Barker, of this 30.9% worked full-time and 67.9% worked part-time or were away from work.

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 District Council of Mount Barker 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.

Please note: Due to a change in the occupation classification, Tourism and Hospitality 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 and hospitality
District Council of Mount Barker2016
MeasureDistrict Council of Mount Barker% of total industrySouth Australia%District Council of Mount Barker as % of South Australia
Tourism workforce
Total workers 887100.0100.08.5
Age structure
15 to 24 years41947.233.621.3
25 to 44 years27931.538.07.3
45 to 54 Years10211.514.94.2
55 to 64 Years748.310.54.3
65 years and over131.53.02.3
Hours worked
Worked full-time27430.936.05.3
Worked part-time56163.259.011.8
Away from work414.65.16.8
Bachelor or higher degree718.013.53.3
Advanced diploma or diploma606.88.65.4
Certificate level22225.022.77.6
No qualifications49756.052.812.5
Born overseas16318.429.09.6
Birthplace not stated70.81.24.2
Speaks a language other than English9510.723.514.8
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander91.01.111.7
Individual income
Less than $50047553.642.817.1
$500 -$1,74937542.353.05.8
$1,750 or more171.92.71.6

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

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