Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 2,370 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area, of this 39.2% worked full-time and 60.5% 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings 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.

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 benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism and hospitality
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area2016
MeasurePort Macquarie-Hastings Council area% of total industryNew South Wales%Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 2,370100.0100.08.6
Age structure
15 to 24 years70029.529.218.9
25 to 44 years80634.040.78.0
45 to 54 Years41017.315.86.0
55 to 64 Years35414.911.36.5
65 years and over1004.23.06.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time92939.243.46.1
Worked part-time1,30555.151.712.2
Away from work1285.44.98.3
Bachelor or higher degree1385.817.32.4
Advanced diploma or diploma2018.511.96.2
Certificate level70329.719.48.0
No qualifications1,25252.848.513.9
Born overseas33214.041.210.0
Birthplace not stated441.91.39.7
Speaks a language other than English1616.836.314.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander703.01.97.5
Individual income
Less than $50094639.937.216.3
$500 -$1,7491,32655.956.97.4
$1,750 or more552.34.51.6

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

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

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