From March 2019 to March 2020:
- tourism filled jobs in Australia decreased by 3.0% (-21,900) compared to an increase of 1.7% (+243,900) in the whole economy
- the total number of tourism filled jobs at the end of March was 702,700
- the fall in tourism filled jobs of 3.0% was the largest fall in the time series with commenced in September 2004
Movement in tourism filled jobs by tourism industry, original series
|Percentage change (a)|
|Dec-18 to Mar-19||Mar-19 to Jun-19||Jun-19 to Sep-19||Sep-19 to Dec-19||Dec-19 to Mar-20||Mar-19 to Mar-20|
|Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services||-0.4||-2.4||5.0||3.2||-7.4||-2.1|
|Clubs, pubs, taverns and bars||-0.5||6.1||-4.2||4.2||-7.6||-2.2|
|Road transport and transport equipment rental||-2.2||-6.2||4.5||-2.0||1.4||-2.6|
|Air, water and other transport||-2.8||-1.4||7.6||3.3||-6.3||2.6|
|Travel agency and information centre services||-1.7||6.6||-1.4||-3.3||-2.6||-0.9|
|Casinos and other gambling services||2.5||4.9||-2.3||0.0||-2.4||0.0|
|Sports and recreation services||-15.8||2.5||-3.8||2.5||-16.8||-15.9|
|Education and training||-1.9||5.2||-0.5||-1.1||-1.7||1.8|
|All other industries||0.0||0.8||0.4||1.2||0.4||2.9|
|Whole economy total||-0.6||0.6||0.4||1.4||-0.7||1.7|
a. Change on preceding quarter, except for the last column which shows the change between the current quarter and the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
Key COVID-19 dates:
- 20 March: Australia's international borders close to all non-citizens and non-residents.
- 21 March: Domestic travel restrictions begin. Tasmania first state to require people entering to self-isolate for 14 days from arrival.
- 22 March: Prime Minister announces Stage 2 lock down changes, which are progressively implemented.
- 30 March: Prime Minister announces JobKeeper program.
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