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Furneaux Island Group

Local workers - Key statistics

In the Furneaux Island Group 52.8% 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 Furneaux Island Group 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 Furneaux Island Group currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Furneaux Island Group subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Furneaux Island Group2016
NameNumber%Tasmania %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)413100.0100.0
Males21852.850.9
Females19547.249.1
Age structure------
15 - 24 years307.314.2
25 - 54 years20750.162.8
55 - 64 years11427.618.3
65 years and over6014.54.7
Top three industries------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing9623.55.3
Health care and social assistance4611.314.2
Public administration and safety4310.57.8
Top three occupations------
Managers12430.012.2
Labourers6114.811.7
Professionals5914.318.8
Hours worked------
Full time22654.756.2
Part time17141.442.1
Qualifications------
Bachelor or higher degree7317.722.6
Advanced diploma or diploma4911.99.2
Certificate level11327.428.0
No qualifications15236.837.2
Individual Income------
Less than $5009122.020.4
$500 -$1,74926564.265.9
$1,750 or more5613.612.3
Method of Travel to Work------
Car25561.771.3
Public Transport00.02.9
Bicycle30.70.8
Walked only399.44.8
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas399.411.9
Speaks a language other than English at home61.55.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201600.01.8

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

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