Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 837 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, of this 38.8% worked full-time and 60.6% 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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

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Value of tourism and hospitality
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area2016
MeasureQueanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area% of total industryNSW%Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area as % of NSW
Tourism workforce
Total workers 837100.0100.05.7
Age structure
15 to 24 years28834.429.212.0
25 to 44 years31637.840.75.2
45 to 54 Years11213.415.83.5
55 to 64 Years9911.811.34.3
65 years and over222.63.02.7
Hours worked
Worked full-time32538.843.43.4
Worked part-time46155.151.710.3
Away from work465.54.96.3
Bachelor or higher degree10913.017.33.1
Advanced diploma or diploma698.211.94.6
Certificate level15618.619.43.8
No qualifications47556.848.59.1
Born overseas24329.041.28.3
Birthplace not stated131.61.36.2
Speaks a language other than English20824.936.310.4
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander263.11.97.9
Individual income
Less than $50036243.237.214.1
$500 -$1,74942550.856.94.6
$1,750 or more313.74.51.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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