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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 3,413 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, of this 32.0% worked full-time and 68.3% 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island2016
NameNumber%Regional SA %% of total industry in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Tourism workforce--------
Total workers 3,413100.0100.09.8
Males1,22936.032.27.3
Females2,18464.067.812.3
Age structure--------
15 to 24 years1,29938.128.323.4
25 to 44 years1,05731.031.18.9
45 to 54 Years51115.020.06.5
55 to 64 Years40111.715.95.9
65 years and over1454.24.55.4
Hours worked--------
Worked full-time1,09332.036.06.6
Worked part-time2,15663.258.413.4
Away from work1765.25.78.9
Qualifications--------
Bachelor or higher degree34210.05.54.8
Advanced diploma or diploma2517.46.56.7
Certificate level92527.126.89.8
No qualifications1,83653.857.913.9
Ethnicity--------
Australian-born2,79281.885.19.8
Born overseas58517.113.010.4
Birthplace not stated431.32.07.8
Speaks a language other than English2758.16.513.2
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander331.01.911.7
Individual income--------
Less than $5001,62547.642.117.2
$500 -$1,7491,69349.653.67.9
$1,750 or more631.82.41.9

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

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