Tourism Research Australia has released the Australian Tourism Labour Force Report: 2015-2020, produced by Deloitte Access Economics. This report provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of the tourism labour force and associated skills demand and shortages forward to 2020. Key insights:
On the back of strong forecast growth in visitor numbers, Australia's tourism industry will require an estimated 123,000 additional workers to meet demand due to strong visitor growth to 2020.The industry currently has a shortage of 38,000 workers. Under a business as usual scenario, the tourism industry is expected to experience a shortage of 93,000 workers, including 30,000 skilled workers in 2020.Mature aged and youth workers are the key labour source for the industry.The rate of dependence on overseas workers has dropped between the two surveys, from 13% of the total workforce to 10%.
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Via Tourism Australia