Australian Jobs 2021
Accommodation and Food Services
Annual Employment Growth (%)
Accommodation and Food Services provides many opportunities for young people looking for their first job, or for mature aged workers looking to re-enter the workforce. Most entry level roles within this industry generally do not need prior experience or qualifications, with more than half of workers having no post-school qualifications. Many occupations also provide flexible hours (around 62% of workers are employed part-time), allowing work around school and other commitments.
Top employing occupations
|Occupation||This industry||All industries|
|Bar Attendants and Baristas||86,300||103,400|
|General Sales Assistants||75,500||586,200|
|Cafe and Restaurant Managers||54,400||65,500|
|Fast Food Cooks||43,600||44,500|
|Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers||21,000||142,100|
|Hotel and Motel Managers||18,900||24,700|
|Hotel Service Managers||6,400||9,500|
|Vending Machine Attendants||4,500||6,800|
|Bakers and Pastrycooks||4,500||39,600|
Employment in Accommodation and Food Services has rebounded from COVID-19 lows, and the industry continues to provide many jobs. There are employment opportunities within this industry across most occupation groups, and in all states and territories. If you are seeking work in Accommodation and Food Services, consider looking online as 36% of employers in the industry use social media when recruiting.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.