Meander Valley Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.8% of the resident workforce of Meander Valley Council were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.0% in Tasmania.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Meander Valley Council go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Meander Valley Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons524100.0100.0455100.0100.0+69
Unemployment rate--5.87.0--5.093.6+0.8%
Age structure
15 - 24 years18936.135.113930.52.4+50
25 - 54 years26650.850.222449.23.6+42
55 - 64 years6211.813.28518.70.8-23
65 years and over112.11.530.70.1+8
Looking for
Full-time work33063.058.727059.34.3+60
Part-time work18936.141.318640.92.5+3
Bachelor or higher degree468.811.1286.20.6+18
Advanced diploma or diploma295.55.9214.60.3+8
Certificate level12924.623.48819.31.5+41
No qualifications30057.355.828863.34.1+12
Highest level of schooling
Year 1221941.842.814030.82.5+79
Year 116312.012.65111.20.8+12
Under Year 1022843.542.324954.73.3-21
Education institute attending
Not Attending41378.874.036279.65.2+51
Secondary school417.87.5347.50.4+7
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences51.01.540.90.1+1
Information Technology91.
Engineering and Related Technologies336.36.7286.20.4+5
Architecture and Building142.72.7112.40.2+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies142.71.992.00.1+5
Management and Commerce356.78.1316.80.5+4
Society and Culture244.67.3255.50.4-1
Creative Arts112.12.330.70.1+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services244.63.7184.00.3+6
Mixed Field Programmes000.30--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home183.48.5122.60.5+6
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201651.05.0--------
Has internet access at home43683.281.034074.75.1+96
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)13626.027.514431.62.0-8

Meander Valley Council

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