Of the 38,773 people working in Ballarat it is estimated that 2,519 jobs are supported by tourism.

Definition: Tourism - an amalgam of activities across various industry sectors such as retail, accommodation, cafes & restaurants, cultural & recreational services. The tourism industry sector services the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics National Accounts Tourism Satellite Account.

Employment - represents the number of people employed by businesses / organisations in each of the industry sectors in the defined regions. In this report the employment data is place of work data and represents total numbers of employees without any conversions to full-time equivalence.

Source: 2015-16, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Tourism Satellite Account.