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Southern Flinders Region

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 609 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Southern Flinders Region, of this 29.4% worked full-time and 70.3% 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 Southern Flinders 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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Value of tourism and hospitality
Southern Flinders Region2016
MeasureSouthern Flinders Region% of total industrySouth Australia%Southern Flinders Region as % of South Australia
Tourism workforce
Total workers 609100.0100.06.0
Age structure
15 to 24 years14724.133.610.6
25 to 44 years17829.238.05.0
45 to 54 Years14023.014.95.9
55 to 64 Years10717.610.55.0
65 years and over376.13.05.6
Hours worked
Worked full-time17929.436.03.1
Worked part-time37761.959.010.2
Away from work518.45.18.8
Bachelor or higher degree132.113.50.9
Advanced diploma or diploma254.18.62.7
Certificate level16226.622.75.3
No qualifications40766.852.89.4
Born overseas609.929.07.7
Birthplace not stated101.61.26.2
Speaks a language other than English243.923.56.5
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander162.61.111.1
Individual income
Less than $50029848.942.812.6
$500 -$1,74928146.153.04.5
$1,750 or more101.62.70.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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