The Accommodation & Food Services Industry provides good entry-level job opportunities and is expected to grow in next five years by 12%.
58% of people are employed part-time, the highest proportion of any industry.
More than half the workers do not have a post-school qualification.
This makes it an attractive option for youth (15 to 24 years) who want to combine work and study and gain important workplace skills.
Young workers comprise 44% of employment in Accommodation and Food Services - the highest of any industry.
Around 54% of workers in this industry are female.
Almost nine of every ten jobs are in the Food and Beverage Services subsector, with the balance being in Accommodation.
One in four workers is a Waiter or Kitchenhand.
The sector employs 7% of the Australian workforce or 842,100 people.
* Statistics - Australian Jobs 2016, Page 12