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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 14,299 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the NSROC Region, of this 49.0% worked full-time and 46.4% 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 NSROC 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
NSROC Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in NSROC RegionNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in NSROC Region2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers14,299100.0100.05.113,640100.0100.05.2+659
Males6,99448.947.14.96,45347.346.34.7+541
Females7,30551.152.95.37,18752.753.75.6+118
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years4,25829.828.512.34,62633.928.711.7-368
25 to 44 years5,71740.039.34.25,20838.240.44.1+509
45 to 54 Years2,52117.618.54.22,27316.718.84.1+248
55 to 64 Years1,46610.311.23.91,2979.510.43.8+169
65 years and over3372.42.43.12361.71.83.0+101
Hours worked------------------
Part time6,62946.448.18.46,24745.845.98.6+382
Full time7,00549.046.13.76,66648.948.03.7+339
Qualifications------------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,82319.713.32.22,10415.410.82.0+719
Advanced diploma or diploma1,98913.910.85.61,52111.28.84.6+468
Certificate level2,35516.519.76.12,24816.519.45.7+107
No qualifications6,55245.851.69.57,00351.355.19.3-451
Ethnicity------------------
Australian-born6,83747.862.34.37,29753.565.44.6-460
Born overseas7,32951.336.46.16,13044.932.56.0+1,199
Birthplace not stated1290.91.36.32181.62.15.6-89
Speaks a language other than English6,25143.731.27.54,98736.626.47.6+1,264
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5997,29451.053.512.4----------
$600 to $1,4995,92941.539.54.8----------
$1500 to $1,9995023.52.91.3----------
$2,000 or more 4212.92.70.7----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger7,06349.452.54.56,68149.050.94.3+382
Public transport3,28223.015.45.32,73620.113.85.7+546
Other440.30.53.2460.30.44.6-2
Walked1,3059.18.410.41,3119.68.810.5-6

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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