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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 5,189 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Sutherland Shire, of this 34.2% worked full-time and 65.6% 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 Sutherland Shire 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
Sutherland Shire2016
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in Sutherland Shire
Tourism workforce--------
Total workers 5,189100.0100.07.8
Age structure--------
15 to 24 years2,27643.929.217.9
25 to 44 years1,69432.640.76.4
45 to 54 Years65112.515.84.7
55 to 64 Years4528.711.34.3
65 years and over1162.23.03.6
Hours worked--------
Worked full-time1,77734.243.44.9
Worked part-time3,19861.651.711.6
Away from work2074.04.96.8
Bachelor or higher degree64012.317.33.6
Advanced diploma or diploma57911.211.96.8
Certificate level93618.019.45.8
No qualifications2,90956.148.513.0
Born overseas1,67232.241.210.0
Birthplace not stated460.91.37.5
Speaks a language other than English1,52329.436.311.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander330.61.94.8
Individual income--------
Less than $5002,55149.237.216.5
$500 -$1,7492,43046.856.96.1
$1,750 or more1332.64.51.3

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

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