Tourism: average number of workers in Spain 2006-2018

This statistic presents the annual average number of workers in the tourism sector in Spain from 2006 to 2018. The average amount of professionals working in this industry increased considerably during this 12-year period, raging from approximately 1.85 million in 2006 and peaking in 2018 at 2.4 million tourism workers.

Annual average number of workers in the tourism sector in Spain from 2006 to 2018

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Release date

January 2018



Survey time period

2006 to 2016

Special properties

employed and self-employed workers registered with the Spanish social security system*

Supplementary notes

Activities within the tourism sector (CNAE 2009):
55: Accommodation
56: Food and beverage activities
49.1: Passenger rail transport, interurban
49.3: Other passenger land transport
50.1: Sea and coastal passenger water transport
50.3: Inland passenger water transport
51.1: Passenger air transport
52.2: Support activities for transportation
77.1: Renting and leasing of motor vehicles
77.3: Renting and leasing of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods
79: Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities
90: Creative, arts and entertainment activities
91: Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities
93: Sport activities and amusement and recreation activities

* Workers can count as more than one according to the number of jobs they pay taxes for.

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