City of South Perth

tourism workforce

In 2016, there were 1,265 people who make up the tourism workforce in the City of South Perth, of this 38.2% worked full-time and 61.8% worked part-time or were away from work.

tourism 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 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 workers in the City of South Perth with comparisons to benchmark areas. tourism 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 occupation data are currently only available from the 2016 Census.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
City of South Perth2016
MeasureCity of South Perth% of total industryWestern Australia%% of total industry in City of South Perth
Tourism workforce
Total workers 1,265100.0100.09.8
Age structure
15 to 24 years44234.931.823.5
25 to 44 years52641.641.89.5
45 to 54 Years16513.014.16.2
55 to 64 Years1028.19.74.8
65 years and over302.42.74.2
Hours worked
Worked full-time48338.241.87.1
Worked part-time73157.852.813.5
Away from work514.05.48.4
Bachelor or higher degree28622.616.05.2
Advanced diploma or diploma18114.311.811.0
Certificate level21316.821.010.4
No qualifications54943.448.416.2
Born overseas66852.848.912.6
Birthplace not stated80.61.010.3
Speaks a language other than English52741.733.317.2
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander80.61.26.5
Individual income
Less than $50051140.438.420.4
$500 -$1,74969454.955.19.6
$1,750 or more534.25.11.8

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

City of South Perth

economic profile