If you’re planning to travel in 2019, look no further than the top of the list.
A new report by the University of Southern Queensland, which looked at job postings and employment data, found that the majority of jobs posted in Australia in 2019 are in the hospitality industry.
The report, published by the Australian Council of Trade Unions, found 80% of all hospitality jobs posted for 2019 were in hospitality.
The hospitality sector accounts for approximately 7.7 million jobs across the country.
The survey of more than 100,000 job postings across all sectors was conducted by the Australia Bureau of Statistics, the University’s Business School and other industry bodies.
It found the hospitality sector employed nearly 1.3 million people, with over 20,000 people working in hospitality and hospitality accommodation.
However, there were some notable differences between sectors, with the hospitality and retail industries employing the most people, at 2.9 million.
This included 4.7 per cent of hospitality positions.
Other sectors in the tourism sector employed more than double this, with 6.1 per cent in hospitality accommodation and 3.5 per cent catering, hospitality and food services.
However there were also more than two-thirds of hospitality jobs in hospitality, catering and food service.
This includes 5.1 million jobs in catering and restaurant work.
These jobs account for almost three-quarters of hospitality employment.
There were also 4,500 more hospitality jobs than the retail sector, with 1,900 in hospitality catering and 1,800 in food service, with more than half of all job postings in the retail sectors.
The study also found there were 2.5 million people employed in hospitality education, with nearly three-fifths of the total jobs in the sector.
This is a major growth area for the hospitality, hospitality accommodation, and foodservice sectors, according to the study.
Tourism is expected to grow by nearly 20 per cent to more than 1.9 billion jobs over the next decade, according the report.
More than half the jobs in Australia are in hospitality tourism.