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Renmark Paringa Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 251 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in the Renmark Paringa Council area, of this 39.4% worked full-time and 66.1% 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 Renmark Paringa Council area 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
Renmark Paringa Council area2016
MeasureRenmark Paringa Council area% of total industrySouth Australia%Renmark Paringa Council area as % of South Australia
Tourism workforce
Total workers 251100.0100.06.6
Age structure
15 to 24 years6726.733.610.9
25 to 44 years8634.338.06.1
45 to 54 Years4718.714.95.4
55 to 64 Years3815.110.55.2
65 years and over135.23.06.0
Hours worked
Worked full-time9939.436.04.4
Worked part-time15461.459.011.3
Away from work124.85.15.3
Bachelor or higher degree104.013.52.4
Advanced diploma or diploma249.68.67.4
Certificate level6927.522.76.5
No qualifications14658.252.87.8
Born overseas239.229.04.2
Birthplace not stated31.21.22.6
Speaks a language other than English2710.823.54.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander62.41.110.7
Individual income
Less than $50010441.442.812.0
$500 -$1,74914557.853.05.5
$1,750 or more62.42.72.2

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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