RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Tourism and hospitality workforce
Kitchenhand was the largest tourism & hospitality occupation, making up 18.3% of the total tourism workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.
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 Darling Downs and South West Region 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.
|Tourism and hospitality occupations - Detailed ranked by size|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region||2016|
|Hotel or Motel Manager||475||6.8||3.2||20031|
|Cafe or Restaurant Manager||459||6.6||6.9||20011|
|Transport Company Manager||197||2.8||1.8||20054|
|Conference and Event Organiser||117||1.7||2.4||20018|
|Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager||97||1.4||0.5||20013|
|Hospitality Workers nfd||88||1.3||1.2||20030|
|Passenger Coach Driver||77||1.1||0.4||20043|
|Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec||72||1.0||0.5||20001|
|Licensed Club Manager||46||0.7||0.7||20036|
|Hotel or Motel Receptionist||32||0.5||1.1||20032|
|Hotel Service Manager||28||0.4||1.1||20033|
|Tourist Information Officer||24||0.3||0.2||20053|
|Aircraft Baggage Handler and Airline Ground Crew||22||0.3||0.9||20003|
|Retirement Village Manager||19||0.3||0.1||20044|
|Charter and Tour Bus Driver||13||0.2||0.3||20014|
|Bed and Breakfast Operator||12||0.2||0.2||20009|
|Outdoor Adventure Instructor||11||0.2||0.2||20042|
|Gallery or Museum Guide||10||0.1||0.1||20025|
|Arts Administrator or Manager||9||0.1||0.1||20004|
|Hospitality Workers nec||8||0.1||0.3||20029|
|Bar Useful or Busser||4||0.1||0.1||20007|
|Outdoor Adventure Guides nec||4||0.1||0.1||20040|
|Travel Agency Manager||3||0.0||0.2||20056|
|Gallery or Museum Curator||3||0.0||0.1||20024|
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.