Meander Valley Council

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

2,765 people or 28.6% of Meander Valley Council's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and 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.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Meander Valley Council20212016change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)9,654100.0100.08,460100.0100.0+1,194
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,29913.513.51,19014.114.2+109
25 - 54 years5,76459.763.35,16961.162.8+595
55 - 64 years1,92119.917.61,65219.518.3+269
65 years and over6646.95.64595.44.7+205
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance1,47215.316.41,13613.514.2+336
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,03610.75.388410.55.3+152
Retail trade96510.09.694511.210.9+20
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,35414.013.91,20814.314.0+146
Hours worked
Full time5,43156.354.94,79756.756.2+634
Part time4,07942.343.43,49441.342.0+585
Bachelor or higher degree1,88119.529.41,39116.422.6+490
Advanced diploma or diploma8849.29.17889.39.2+96
Certificate level2,94130.527.32,53029.928.1+411
No qualifications3,70438.431.83,47641.137.1+228
Individual Income
Less than $5001,48915.414.6--------
$500 -$1,9997,04072.971.8--------
$2,000 or more1,03010.712.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1691.83.2640.83.0+105
Walked only2592.74.22793.34.8-20
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,14611.917.87238.511.9+423
Speaks a language other than English at home5095.310.92092.55.1+300
Arrived between 2016 and August 20212432.54.7--------

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