RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 1,505 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, of this 35.7% worked full-time and 65.9% 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 Murraylands and Riverland 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism and hospitality
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region2016
MeasureRDA Murraylands and Riverland region% of total industrySouth Australia%RDA Murraylands and Riverland region as % of South Australia
Tourism workforce
Total workers 1,505100.0100.05.4
Age structure
15 to 24 years42528.233.610.9
25 to 44 years47031.238.04.7
45 to 54 Years31120.714.94.8
55 to 64 Years23615.710.54.3
65 years and over634.23.03.4
Hours worked
Worked full-time53835.736.03.3
Worked part-time92161.259.09.5
Away from work714.75.14.5
Bachelor or higher degree593.913.51.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1147.68.64.5
Certificate level40426.822.75.2
No qualifications88258.652.87.0
Born overseas16010.629.04.2
Birthplace not stated322.11.24.7
Speaks a language other than English1127.423.54.0
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander181.21.13.4
Individual income
Less than $50061640.942.810.1
$500 -$1,74985556.853.04.5
$1,750 or more201.32.71.0

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

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