Fewer women working in tourism industries
StatsNZ released the latest numbers about women working in the tourism industries. See below some of the key findings and please visit StatsNZ’s website for the full article.
“The number of women working in key tourism industries dropped more than 8 percent in the June 2020 quarter compared with the same time last year, Stats NZ said today.
For key tourism industries in the June 2020 quarter compared with the June 2019 quarter:
- the number of women employed was down 8.4 percent (11,300).
- the number of Māori women employed was down 20.5 percent (4,000).
- total hours worked was down 32.7 percent.
- average weekly earnings were down 8.2 percent or $76 less per week.
- Users of the MRTEs in the tourism industry raised concerns around the validity of movements seen in the post-COVID-19 MRTE releases.
“Key tourism industries include accommodation, passenger transport, travel agencies, sightseeing operators, and cafes and restaurants. These industries were hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown in April, following the border closure to international tourists in late March,” labour market statistics manager Andrew Neal said.
The impacts on these industries were a large drop in the number of women employed, overall fewer hours worked, and lower earnings, compared with the same time last year.
These indicative figures come from household labour force survey data and tourism satellite account industry classifications. A key tourism or ‘characteristic’ industry is where at least one-quarter of the goods or services it produces is consumed by international or domestic tourists.”