City of Port Phillip

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 6,089 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in City of Port Phillip, of this 52.4% worked full-time and 47.5% 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 City of Port Phillip 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
City of Port Phillip2016
MeasureCity of Port Phillip% of total industryVictoria%City of Port Phillip as % of Victoria
Tourism workforce
Total workers 6,089100.0100.08.0
Age structure
15 to 24 years1,51124.831.418.2
25 to 44 years3,46456.942.08.0
45 to 54 Years66811.014.24.8
55 to 64 Years3475.79.84.3
65 years and over991.62.64.0
Hours worked
Worked full-time3,19352.441.26.0
Worked part-time2,63443.353.813.6
Away from work2604.35.08.0
Bachelor or higher degree1,66827.418.54.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1,07117.613.011.0
Certificate level1,03817.019.010.2
No qualifications2,16535.646.812.3
Born overseas3,13751.541.110.5
Birthplace not stated530.91.37.9
Speaks a language other than English2,56042.036.611.2
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander240.40.69.5
Individual income
Less than $5001,89031.041.120.5
$500 -$1,7493,80962.653.88.6
$1,750 or more3065.03.51.5

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

City of Port Phillip

economic profile