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Bulloo Shire

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 26 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Bulloo Shire, of this 92.3% worked full-time and 23.1% 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 Bulloo Shire 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
Bulloo Shire2016
MeasureBulloo Shire% of total industryQueensland%Bulloo Shire as % of Queensland
Tourism workforce
Total workers 26100.0100.09.3
Age structure
15 to 24 years311.533.012.0
25 to 44 years1557.739.312.6
45 to 54 Years0014.60
55 to 64 Years830.810.111.1
65 years and over002.90
Hours worked
Worked full-time2492.343.310.2
Worked part-time311.551.911.5
Away from work311.54.812.0
Bachelor or higher degree311.513.513.6
Advanced diploma or diploma311.511.012.5
Certificate level1661.522.913.0
No qualifications1038.549.89.3
Born overseas830.835.324.2
Birthplace not stated001.20
Speaks a language other than English415.422.750.0
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander311.52.418.7
Individual income
Less than $500311.537.38.3
$500 -$1,7491246.257.67.5
$1,750 or more415.43.84.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions.

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