Accommodation and Food Services

EMPLOYED

929,900

PART-TIME SHARE

60.0%

FEMALE SHARE

54.0%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$650

MEDIAN AGE

25

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Accommodation and Food Services is a large employing industry. Around 6.5% of workers have their main job in this industry.

This industry includes:

  • short-term accommodation providers
  • cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
  • pubs, taverns, bars and clubs
  • clubs providing hospitality services to members.

Median earnings are $650 per week, lower than all industries median earnings of $1,300.

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    Employment

    Employment in the Accommodation and Food Services industry grew over the 20 years to May 2024.
    The number of workers fell by 200 (or 0%) over the last year.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: Over the COVID-19 pandemic period (highlighted section in the chart above), some industries have censored values, resulting in a broken series for impacted industries. This is due to large quarterly fluctuations in employment resulting in trend data being unreliable for these quarters. Where data are available over the COVID-19 pandemic period, JSA recommends caution when using these trend estimates.
    Quarterly employment, Accommodation and Food Services Employment
    658600
    665200
    672400
    677400
    679300
    677500
    673300
    669200
    669300
    674000
    680900
    688400
    694600
    698700
    700600
    703000
    706500
    710300
    713800
    718300
    724900
    731800
    736700
    740600
    745400
    750800
    757500
    763100
    765400
    764500
    762200
    761600
    765600
    771600
    777300
    781500
    783400
    783100
    783300
    786600
    793000
    802100
    811600
    819200
    824100
    827300
    831200
    836300
    842700
    848700
    853900
    859700
    866500
    871600
    874100
    876100
    879700
    883200
    887900
    893900
    901100
    907300
    911700
    914300
    912300
    917500
    924800
    930500
    931900
    930100
    925700
    922500
    924100
    929900

    Sectors

    Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services is the largest sector in the Accommodation and Food Services industry, employing 677,800 workers.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: the sum of sectoral employment may not equal the industry total as data are trended separately, and “not further defined” (nfd) classifications have been excluded.
    Employment by industry sectors Employment
    Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 677800
    Pubs, Taverns and Bars 101600
    Accommodation 96400
    Clubs (Hospitality) 47600

    Occupations

    Waiters is the largest employing occupation in the Accommodation and Food Services industry.

    The 10 largest employing occupations are shown below.

    Some occupations are common across a number of industries.

    Largest employing occupations

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, customised report.
    ANZSCO CodeOccupation title
    4315Waiters
    8513Kitchenhands
    4311Bar Attendants and Baristas
    3513Chefs
    6211Sales Assistants (General)
    1411Cafe and Restaurant Managers
    8511Fast Food Cooks
    1421Retail Managers
    4312Cafe Workers
    3514Cooks

    Industry data

    This file contains data for all 19 industries to make comparing industry data easy. Information available includes:

    • industry overview
    • industry employment (20-year time series)
    • industry sector employment
    • top employing occupations by industry.

     

    Industry Data - May 2024.xlsx

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