RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile

rda-dd-sw logo

Paroo Shire

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 52 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Paroo Shire, of this 65.4% worked full-time and 21.2% 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 Paroo 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

Current area:
Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism and hospitality
Paroo Shire2016
MeasureParoo Shire% of total industryQueensland%Paroo Shire as % of Queensland
Tourism workforce
Total workers 52100.0100.07.1
Age structure
15 to 24 years47.733.05.3
25 to 44 years1121.239.34.4
45 to 54 Years1528.814.69.8
55 to 64 Years1936.510.110.4
65 years and over35.82.93.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time3465.443.36.6
Worked part-time1121.251.96.7
Away from work004.80
Bachelor or higher degree0013.50
Advanced diploma or diploma35.811.03.7
Certificate level917.322.94.8
No qualifications3057.749.88.6
Born overseas35.835.38.6
Birthplace not stated001.20
Speaks a language other than English0022.70
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander815.42.47.1
Individual income
Less than $5001630.837.38.6
$500 -$1,7492548.157.65.6
$1,750 or more003.80

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

To continue building your economic story go to...

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile