RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 381 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Port Pirie Regional Council area, of this 28.6% worked full-time and 69.0% 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 Port Pirie Regional 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

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Value of tourism and hospitality
Port Pirie Regional Council area2016
MeasurePort Pirie Regional Council area% of total industrySouth Australia%Port Pirie Regional Council area as % of South Australia
Tourism workforce
Total workers 381100.0100.05.7
Age structure
15 to 24 years10828.333.610.6
25 to 44 years11730.738.04.6
45 to 54 Years9324.414.95.8
55 to 64 Years5313.910.54.2
65 years and over102.63.03.9
Hours worked
Worked full-time10928.636.02.9
Worked part-time23361.259.09.4
Away from work307.95.17.6
Bachelor or higher degree102.613.51.0
Advanced diploma or diploma143.78.62.4
Certificate level10327.022.74.8
No qualifications24063.052.88.7
Born overseas348.929.06.3
Birthplace not stated71.81.27.3
Speaks a language other than English246.323.57.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander133.41.112.3
Individual income
Less than $50017947.042.812.3
$500 -$1,74918849.353.04.5
$1,750 or more61.62.70.7

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

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