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Local workers - Key statistics

In the Northern Midlands 63.5% of the local workers are males and 36.5% 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 Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Northern Midlands2016
NameNumber%Tasmania %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)4,769100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years66113.914.2
25 - 54 years2,86760.162.8
55 - 64 years91919.318.3
65 years and over3146.64.7
Top three industries------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing80717.05.3
Transport, postal and warehousing4389.24.2
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers67414.113.9
Hours worked------
Full time2,95862.056.2
Part time1,73736.442.1
Bachelor or higher degree57812.122.6
Advanced diploma or diploma4108.69.2
Certificate level1,37128.728.0
No qualifications2,23746.937.2
Individual Income------
Less than $50086518.120.4
$500 -$1,7493,39571.265.9
$1,750 or more4118.612.3
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport210.42.9
Walked only2595.44.8
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas4148.711.9
Speaks a language other than English at home1603.45.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016821.71.8

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