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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In West Coast Council area 62.4% of the local workers are males and 37.6% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the Cradle Coast Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
West Coast Council area2016
NameNumber%Tasmania %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)1,911100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years22211.614.2
25 - 54 years1,25465.662.8
55 - 64 years35618.618.3
65 years and over794.14.7
Top three industries------
Accommodation and food services23412.07.4
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers38520.113.9
Machinery operators and drivers35918.86.3
Hours worked------
Full time1,23464.656.2
Part time61232.042.1
Bachelor or higher degree23612.322.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1337.09.2
Certificate level69536.428.0
No qualifications78541.137.2
Individual Income------
Less than $50035418.520.4
$500 -$1,7491,01152.965.9
$1,750 or more52927.712.3
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport60.32.9
Walked only1407.34.8
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas1578.211.9
Speaks a language other than English at home452.45.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016281.51.8

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