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Northern Beaches Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 5,468 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Northern Beaches Council area, of this 44.0% worked full-time and 51.0% worked part-time.

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 Northern Beaches Council area 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
Northern Beaches Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Northern Beaches Council areaNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Northern Beaches Council area2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers5,468100.0100.07.15,103100.0100.07.0+365
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,85033.828.516.41,79235.128.715.7+58
25 to 44 years2,09838.439.36.41,87436.740.45.9+224
45 to 54 Years86715.918.55.084316.518.85.2+24
55 to 64 Years5149.411.24.44799.410.44.5+35
65 years and over1392.52.43.61152.31.84.0+24
Hours worked------------------
Part time2,78651.048.19.82,52549.545.99.8+261
Full time2,40444.046.15.32,31245.348.05.3+92
Bachelor or higher degree85615.713.33.861712.110.83.4+239
Advanced diploma or diploma71713.110.86.854810.78.85.9+169
Certificate level99218.119.76.392718.219.46.1+65
No qualifications2,68249.051.611.12,69352.855.110.4-11
Born overseas2,29442.036.48.71,89337.132.58.2+401
Birthplace not stated480.91.37.0821.62.16.3-34
Speaks a language other than English1,65930.331.212.01,29925.526.411.6+360
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5992,93753.753.513.0----------
$600 to $1,4992,18740.039.55.9----------
$1500 to $1,9991472.72.91.8----------
$2,000 or more 1041.92.71.3----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger2,93553.752.55.92,64451.850.95.7+291
Public transport64411.815.411.953110.413.811.6+113

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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