Wollongong City

tourism workforce

In 2021, there were 5,322 people who make up the tourism workforce in Wollongong City, of this 16.9% worked full-time and 83.1% 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 Wollongong City 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 2021 Census.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
  • Key Statistics
  • Occupations
Value of tourism
Wollongong City2021
MeasureWollongong City% of total industryNew South Wales%% of total industry in Wollongong City
Tourism workforce
Total workers 5,322100.0100.06.1
Age structure
15 to 24 years2,32343.630.416.0
25 to 44 years1,70832.139.44.7
45 to 54 Years63411.914.43.4
55 to 64 Years5109.612.13.6
65 years and over1482.83.74.3
Hours worked
Worked full-time90116.926.02.0
Worked part-time2,44746.048.58.1
Away from work1,97337.125.519.5
Bachelor or higher degree71113.419.22.6
Advanced diploma or diploma4899.212.84.9
Certificate level1,18822.319.85.1
No qualifications2,85153.645.911.6
Level of education inadequately described160.30.63.7
Level of education not stated711.31.76.1
Born overseas1,31124.639.67.6
Speaks a language other than English1,13921.433.58.9
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander1332.52.86.0
Individual income
Less than $5001,92036.127.716.5
$500 -$2,0003,16659.564.76.1
$2,000 or more2003.86.80.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Wollongong City Council

economic profile