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Derwent Valley Council area

Local workers - Key statistics

In the Derwent Valley Council area 52.9% of the local workers are males and 47.2% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in the Derwent Valley Council area vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The Derwent Valley Council area currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Derwent Valley Council area subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Derwent Valley Council area2016
NameNumber%Tasmania %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)2,326100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years27611.914.2
25 - 54 years1,38659.662.8
55 - 64 years51722.218.3
65 years and over1446.24.7
Top three industries------
Health care and social assistance30313.114.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing25310.95.3
Top three occupations------
Community and personal service workers34314.712.4
Technicians and trades workers32714.113.9
Hours worked------
Full time1,27654.956.2
Part time98742.442.1
Bachelor or higher degree33614.422.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1898.19.2
Certificate level67529.028.0
No qualifications1,05345.337.2
Individual Income------
Less than $50054423.420.4
$500 -$1,7491,48063.665.9
$1,750 or more27611.912.3
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport150.62.9
Walked only903.94.8
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas1998.611.9
Speaks a language other than English at home743.25.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016261.11.8

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