Willoughby City

Tourism and hospitality workforce

In 2016, there were 3,129 people who make up the tourism and hospitality workforce in Willoughby City, of this 43.8% worked full-time and 55.9% 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 Willoughby City 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
Willoughby City2016
MeasureWilloughby City% of total industryNew South Wales%Willoughby City as % of New South Wales
Tourism workforce
Total workers 3,129100.0100.05.3
Age structure
15 to 24 years88228.229.211.3
25 to 44 years1,39944.740.74.7
45 to 54 Years45514.515.84.0
55 to 64 Years31810.211.34.1
65 years and over752.43.03.0
Hours worked
Worked full-time1,36943.843.43.4
Worked part-time1,63552.351.79.6
Away from work1153.74.94.4
Bachelor or higher degree77024.617.32.6
Advanced diploma or diploma41913.411.96.1
Certificate level39812.719.45.2
No qualifications1,44846.348.510.3
Born overseas2,11767.741.27.3
Birthplace not stated240.81.36.1
Speaks a language other than English1,96762.936.38.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander120.41.94.2
Individual income
Less than $5001,23739.537.214.8
$500 -$1,7491,71954.956.95.1
$1,750 or more1334.34.50.8

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

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