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Light Regional Council

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 297 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Light Regional Council, of this 37.7% worked full-time and 64.6% 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 Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council2016
MeasureLight Regional Council% of total industrySouth Australia%Light Regional Council as % of South Australia
Tourism workforce
Total workers 297100.0100.06.1
Age structure
15 to 24 years10936.733.619.4
25 to 44 years10535.438.05.3
45 to 54 Years5217.514.94.7
55 to 64 Years289.410.53.1
65 years and over31.03.00.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time11237.736.03.7
Worked part-time17157.659.011.3
Away from work217.15.17.9
Bachelor or higher degree237.713.52.5
Advanced diploma or diploma113.78.62.6
Certificate level8528.622.75.9
No qualifications17558.952.89.3
Born overseas3511.829.05.3
Birthplace not stated51.71.25.3
Speaks a language other than English113.723.54.5
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander41.31.110.5
Individual income
Less than $50012843.142.814.6
$500 -$1,74915752.953.04.8
$1,750 or more72.42.71.1

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

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