Key findings for 2014-15 include a 5.3 per cent (or $2.4 billion) increase in direct tourism GDP to $47.5 billion.
In terms of jobs, direct tourism employment increased 6.3 per cent (or 34,000 jobs) to 580,800 and tourism hours worked were 5.2 per cent higher than in 2013–14. The largest direct employment sectors include Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (155,900 persons), Accommodation (87,500 persons), Travel agency and tour operator services (42,900 persons) and Road transport (21,000 persons).
There were around 319,800 full-time jobs, and 261,100 part-time jobs in tourism. Half (50 per cent) of tourism full-time employees worked in Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services, Retail trade and Accommodation sectors.
In 2014–15, there were 313,700 female workers and 267,100 males employed in tourism.
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