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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.8% of the resident workforce of the Greater Burnie Economic Region were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.0% in Tasmania.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the Greater Burnie Economic Region go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current area:
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Resident workers key statistics
Greater Burnie Economic Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,836100.0100.01,765100.0100.0+71
Males1,08158.958.099056.152.0+91
Females75741.242.078444.448.0-27
Unemployment rate--7.87.0--7.393.6+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years59032.135.158533.12.4+5
25 - 54 years95251.950.296154.43.6-9
55 - 64 years25413.813.221812.40.8+36
65 years and over321.71.5160.90.1+16
Looking for
Full-time work1,16663.558.71,14164.64.3+25
Part-time work67136.541.363135.82.5+40
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree864.711.1844.80.6+2
Advanced diploma or diploma894.85.9874.90.3+2
Certificate level54629.723.440022.71.5+146
No qualifications1,03756.555.81,12363.64.1-86
Highest level of schooling
Year 1257031.042.852429.72.5+46
Year 1127014.712.624613.90.8+24
Under Year 1095251.942.395354.03.3-1
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,47780.474.01,39078.85.2+87
University532.98.3522.90.4+1
TAFE1065.86.71548.70.5-48
Other321.71.6331.90.1-1
Secondary school1166.37.5975.50.4+19
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences170.91.5150.80.1+2
Information Technology231.32.1352.00.1-12
Engineering and Related Technologies1819.96.71035.80.4+78
Architecture and Building472.62.7522.90.2-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies321.71.9462.60.1-14
Health362.02.2321.80.1+4
Education261.41.7160.90.1+10
Management and Commerce1156.38.11076.10.5+8
Society and Culture1317.17.3714.00.4+60
Creative Arts271.52.3251.40.1+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services774.23.7683.90.3+9
Mixed Field Programmes000.30--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home432.38.5422.40.5+1
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016170.95.0--------
Has internet access at home1,50081.781.01,33275.55.1+168
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)58431.827.558933.42.0-5

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