Restaurants and food service in Australia - statistics & facts

The restaurant and food service industry is an integral contributor to the economy of Australia as a whole; the hospitality industry provides a large number of employment opportunities for Australians, and in tandem with the tourism industry contributes significantly to Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP). It includes restaurants, fast food chains, franchises, cafes, and restaurants as well as other types of hospitality services.

Restaurants and food service in the Asia-Pacific region 

  Within the wider APAC region, Australia has the third-largest number of McDonald’s restaurants after Japan and China. In terms of takeout, South Koreans order both takeout food and use food delivery services, ordering takeaway food on average once every two weeks. In Australia, residents of the Australian Capital Territory spend around 49 Australian dollars during an average month on takeout food and use mostly Deliveroo to order.

 Cafes, restaurants, and takeaway services

Cafes, restaurants, and takeaway services as a whole inevitably saw a reduction in turnover in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. A significant share, around 30 thousand, of these services had a turnover of between 200 thousand and two million Australian dollars. By comparison, there were just under nine thousand establishments at the next turnover bracket of 50 to 200 thousand Australian dollars. Hospitality establishments also provide jobs for a significant number of people; pizza and takeaway restaurants, for example, employ just under 15 thousand people, a figure that is expected to see steady year-on-year growth. (627516)

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