Northern Tasmania Region

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 4,360 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Northern Tasmania Region, of this 35.9% worked full-time and 64.5% 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 Northern Tasmania Region 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 area:
Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism and hospitality
Northern Tasmania Region2016
MeasureNorthern Tasmania Region% of total industryTasmania%Northern Tasmania Region as % of Tasmania
Tourism workforce
Total workers 4,360100.0100.07.9
Age structure
15 to 24 years1,38431.730.816.9
25 to 44 years1,48134.036.87.2
45 to 54 Years76217.516.25.8
55 to 64 Years57413.212.55.5
65 years and over1593.63.65.6
Hours worked
Worked full-time1,56735.937.35.1
Worked part-time2,52357.956.212.0
Away from work2896.66.48.9
Bachelor or higher degree3738.611.63.3
Advanced diploma or diploma2736.36.65.4
Certificate level1,17827.026.47.7
No qualifications2,42855.752.311.2
Born overseas64814.918.110.9
Birthplace not stated892.01.88.2
Speaks a language other than English3848.811.816.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander1303.04.19.7
Individual income
Less than $5001,95344.841.816.4
$500 -$1,7492,25651.754.46.2
$1,750 or more992.32.61.7

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

Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile