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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

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

The local workers is 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 West Coast Council area vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the West Coast Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
West Coast Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. Tasmanianumber%. Tasmania2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)1,911100.0100.02,549100.0100.0-638
Males1,19362.450.91,68366.051.9-490
Females71937.649.186533.948.1-146
Age structure
15 - 24 years22211.614.234713.615.0-125
25 - 54 years1,25465.662.81,75468.865.4-500
55 - 64 years35618.618.336314.216.2-7
65 years and over794.14.7783.13.3+1
Top three industries
Mining65634.30.91,02740.51.2-371
Accommodation and food services23412.37.732412.87.3-90
Education and training1347.09.31445.79.0-10
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers38520.113.953621.014.8-151
Machinery operators and drivers35918.86.362724.66.6-268
Labourers27314.311.734613.611.3-73
Hours worked
Full time1,23464.656.21,77669.757.4-542
Part time61232.042.171528.139.3-103
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree23612.322.626210.319.8-26
Advanced diploma or diploma1337.09.21295.18.2+4
Certificate level69536.428.087834.426.4-183
No qualifications78541.137.21,17246.041.6-387
Individual Income
Less than $50035418.520.4--00--
$500 -$1,7491,01152.965.9--00--
$1,750 or more52927.712.3--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Car1,26866.471.31,73668.170.2-468
Public Transport60.32.9160.63.0-10
Bicycle30.20.880.30.6-5
Walked only1407.34.82379.35.0-97
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1578.211.92118.311.5-54
Speaks a language other than English at home452.45.2572.24.1-12
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016281.51.8--00--

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