Murchison Area

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Murchison Area

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.3% of the resident workforce of the Murchison Area were unemployed in 2011, 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 the Murchison Area go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current area:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers key statistics
Murchison Area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons886100.0100.0798100.0100.0+88
Males53159.958.045056.452.0+81
Females36240.942.035644.648.0+6
Unemployment rate--7.37.0--6.293.6+1.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years22625.535.124430.62.4-18
25 - 54 years46552.550.243654.63.6+29
55 - 64 years17119.313.211414.30.8+57
65 years and over192.11.581.00.1+11
Looking for
Full-time work61369.258.754368.04.3+70
Part-time work28131.741.325832.32.5+23
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree404.511.1303.80.6+10
Advanced diploma or diploma414.65.9202.50.3+21
Certificate level24828.023.418322.91.5+65
No qualifications49155.455.852966.34.1-38
Highest level of schooling
Year 1227731.342.821226.62.5+65
Year 1111813.312.69812.30.8+20
Under Year 1046252.142.344655.93.3+16
Education institute attending
Not Attending77687.674.065281.75.2+124
University182.08.3162.00.4+2
TAFE262.96.7617.60.5-35
Other91.01.6192.40.1-10
Secondary school222.57.5374.60.4-15
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences50.61.591.10.1-4
Information Technology91.02.1151.90.1-6
Engineering and Related Technologies10011.36.7486.00.4+52
Architecture and Building262.92.7222.80.2+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies242.71.9212.60.1+3
Health161.82.2121.50.1+4
Education80.91.7101.30.1-2
Management and Commerce455.18.1435.40.5+2
Society and Culture586.57.3344.30.4+24
Creative Arts161.82.391.10.1+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services313.53.7313.90.3--
Mixed Field Programmes000.30--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home202.38.5172.10.5+3
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201670.85.0--------
Has internet access at home68977.881.058973.85.1+100
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)30734.727.525532.02.0+52

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