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Murweh Shire

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 134 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Murweh Shire, of this 47.8% worked full-time and 54.5% 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 the Murweh Shire 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

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Value of tourism and hospitality
Murweh Shire2016
MeasureMurweh Shire% of total industryQueensland%Murweh Shire as % of Queensland
Tourism workforce
Total workers 134100.0100.06.8
Males4029.943.04.1
Females9470.157.09.3
Age structure
15 to 24 years3626.933.013.3
25 to 44 years3626.939.34.7
45 to 54 Years3022.414.67.0
55 to 64 Years2820.910.17.0
65 years and over43.02.93.4
Hours worked
Worked full-time6447.843.34.7
Worked part-time6548.551.913.1
Away from work86.04.86.3
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree32.213.50.9
Advanced diploma or diploma64.511.03.6
Certificate level2417.922.95.1
No qualifications8865.749.89.5
Ethnicity
Australian-born12291.063.57.1
Born overseas118.235.35.2
Birthplace not stated001.20
Speaks a language other than English32.222.72.4
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander86.02.47.1
Individual income
Less than $5004533.637.312.3
$500 -$1,7496750.057.65.0
$1,750 or more139.73.85.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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