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My Country – Dorothea Mackellar

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
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Inbound and Outbound Tourism Data Dec 2012

Visits to Australia by Chinese and Indian visitors have tripled over the last ten years – with more than two thirds of those visitors listed as ‘visiting friends and relatives’. The peak age group amongst short term visitors was 25-29 year-olds, and average lengths of stay were 10 days. Continue reading

Accommodation & Food Services: Aus’ lowest paid industries

“Across industries, average weekly total cash earnings for all employees ranged from $539 in the Accommodation and food services industry to $2,388 in the Mining industry.” – ABS Continue reading

Sport and Recreation – Kids’ participation 2003 – 2012

This data set reveals how Australian kids of the 21st century are participating in organised sport and recreation. Also included is data on how much time ‘kids these days’ spend watching DVDs etc. Continue reading

Australian Social Trends 4102.0

This data set of Social Trends released in 2012 includes great news for Australian tourism operators. ABS: “We’re still calling Australia home. We found that out of the 84,000 Australian residents who stated they were departing Australia permanently, 80 per cent of them returned within a year of their departure.” The Social Trends data also looks at how female management trends affect the day to day workforce.
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State & Territory Employment Data – by sex

State and territory employment data by sex is indicative of the availability and desired working hours of workers in the tourism and hospitality industries. Find the data set here. Continue reading

Income and Personal Investment data of Australian suburbs

This state by state, suburb by suburb data set reveals each Australian suburbs’ average income, personal investments and personal returns on investments. Continue reading

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing

2011 census data on the wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, including employability data relevant to tourism operators. More than one in three (37%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over had attained Year 12 or equivalent and/or Certificate II or higher qualification, up from 30% in 2006. In the 2011 Census, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households were more likely than other households to be family households (81% compared with 71%). Continue reading

Sport and Recreation – Employment Data

More people work in sports and physical recreation occupations than ever before, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication released today. 95,590 people listed their main job as being in a sport and physical recreation occupation – the majority being male (58 per cent). 55% of people in Sport & Recreation jobs are employed part-time, indicating sport and rec should be increasing their appeal to women, a larger percentage of whom prefer part-time work.
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Australia’s tourism regions – mapped

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