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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2011, there were 2,974 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in The Hills Shire, of this 38.6% worked full-time and 56.5% worked part-time.

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 Hills 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work
Tourism and hospitality workforce
The Hills Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in The Hills ShireNumber%New South Wales %% of total industry in The Hills Shire2006 to 2011
Tourism workforce------------------
Total workers2,974100.0100.05.22,486100.0100.04.8+488
Age structure------------------
15 to 24 years1,21740.928.512.31,05042.228.711.0+167
25 to 44 years89130.039.33.678931.740.43.5+102
45 to 54 Years52217.618.54.139615.918.83.4+126
55 to 64 Years2869.611.23.52279.110.43.2+59
65 years and over582.02.42.8241.01.82.0+34
Hours worked------------------
Part time1,67956.548.18.31,37255.245.97.9+307
Full time1,14938.646.13.399640.148.03.1+153
Bachelor or higher degree35912.113.32.12339.410.81.8+126
Advanced diploma or diploma31210.510.84.32339.48.83.9+79
Certificate level53217.919.74.847819.219.44.6+54
No qualifications1,66956.151.68.41,41857.055.17.1+251
Born overseas1,19040.036.45.982433.132.55.0+366
Birthplace not stated160.51.33.4381.52.14.4-22
Speaks a language other than English1,03134.731.26.865926.526.45.8+372
Individual income------------------
Nil to $5991,89063.653.510.7----------
$600 to $1,49994231.739.53.6----------
$1500 to $1,999682.32.91.0----------
$2,000 or more 441.52.70.7----------
Method of travel to work------------------
Car driver &/or passenger1,97466.452.54.61,58863.950.94.2+386
Public transport2277.615.410.01335.413.88.7+94

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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