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West Coast Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

279 people or 18.4% of West Coast Council area's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
West Coast Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,518100.0100.02,015100.0100.0-497
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years18612.314.230315.015.0-117
25 - 54 years94962.562.81,32665.865.4-377
55 - 64 years30720.218.330615.216.3+1
65 years and over684.54.7733.63.3-5
Top three industries--------------
Accommodation and food services22714.97.631415.67.3-87
Education and training1207.99.31256.29.0-5
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers25116.514.034917.314.8-98
Machinery operators and drivers22414.86.443221.46.7-208
Hours worked--------------
Full time89358.856.21,29964.558.2-406
Part time59138.942.065632.639.9-65
Bachelor or higher degree17411.522.61919.519.8-17
Advanced diploma or diploma1056.99.2974.88.2+8
Certificate level49832.828.162531.026.4-127
No qualifications68445.137.11,00750.041.5-323
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50033422.020.3--------
$500 -$1,74986757.165.8--------
$1,750 or more28819.012.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport40.33.0170.83.1-13
Walked only1328.74.821510.75.0-83
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1288.411.91668.211.5-38
Speaks a language other than English at home463.05.1572.84.0-11
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016211.41.8--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.