There are about 66,000 employers that operate in the hospitality sector. Most of these are small businesses, with less than 12% employing more than 20 people. The biggest sector within hospitality is cafes and restaurants, with 32,000 businesses, followed by takeaway food services with 18,000 businesses.
There are about 824,000 people in Australia employed in the hospitality sector. This number is expected to rise by 12% to 923,000 by 2020. As well as this, 567,000 people work in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services.
Tourism and Travel
13% of Australian businesses (267,000) are in tourism. Approximately 95% of them are micro or small businesses that don’t employ any staff other than the owners.
929,000 people are employed directly or indirectly in the tourism industry (8% of total employment).