North Sydney Council area

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 4,396 people who make up the tourism workforce in North Sydney Council area, of this 52.9% worked full-time and 47.0% 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 North Sydney 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
North Sydney Council area2016
MeasureNorth Sydney Council area% of total industryNew South Wales%% of total industry in North Sydney Council area
Tourism workforce
Total workers 4,396100.0100.06.1
Age structure
15 to 24 years1,18126.929.216.4
25 to 44 years2,27251.740.75.5
45 to 54 Years54112.315.83.9
55 to 64 Years2926.611.33.9
65 years and over1102.53.04.3
Hours worked
Worked full-time2,32752.943.44.3
Worked part-time1,88342.851.712.5
Away from work1834.24.96.1
Bachelor or higher degree1,29029.317.33.1
Advanced diploma or diploma72216.411.98.6
Certificate level60513.819.49.1
No qualifications1,67138.048.512.5
Born overseas2,44255.641.26.9
Birthplace not stated310.71.36.6
Speaks a language other than English2,04646.536.38.2
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander210.51.97.0
Individual income
Less than $5001,28029.137.219.7
$500 -$1,7492,69161.256.97.8
$1,750 or more3558.14.51.2

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

North Sydney Council

economic profile