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Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 2,722 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Waverley Council area, of this 47.2% worked full-time and 53.3% 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 Waverley 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

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism and hospitality
Waverley Council area2016
MeasureWaverley Council area% of total industryNew South Wales%Waverley Council area as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 2,722100.0100.011.2
Age structure
15 to 24 years76128.029.217.8
25 to 44 years1,46553.840.712.2
45 to 54 Years27310.015.86.7
55 to 64 Years1585.811.36.0
65 years and over652.43.05.0
Hours worked
Worked full-time1,28447.243.49.6
Worked part-time1,35849.951.713.6
Away from work933.44.98.6
Bachelor or higher degree75027.617.37.4
Advanced diploma or diploma41915.411.913.1
Certificate level37313.719.410.8
No qualifications1,09340.248.515.9
Born overseas1,70862.741.214.1
Birthplace not stated281.01.310.9
Speaks a language other than English1,36950.336.315.9
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander250.91.916.9
Individual income
Less than $50086431.737.217.3
$500 -$1,7491,71062.856.911.6
$1,750 or more1284.74.53.0

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

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