Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

17,061 people or 29.2% of the Northern Tasmania Region'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Northern Tasmania Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)58,465100.0100.059,761100.0100.0-1,296
Males30,05351.451.031,32052.452.0-1,267
Females28,39148.649.028,44747.648.0-56
Age structure
15 - 24 years8,59314.714.29,15615.315.0-563
25 - 54 years35,79861.262.838,52864.565.4-2,730
55 - 64 years11,10119.018.39,96616.716.3+1,135
65 years and over2,9735.14.72,1133.53.3+860
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance8,57814.714.27,12911.912.0+1,449
Retail trade6,72511.510.96,92011.611.3-195
Education and training5,4019.29.35,4529.19.0-51
Top three occupations
Professionals10,29517.618.810,15017.018.5+145
Technicians and trades workers8,16914.014.08,99915.114.8-830
Managers7,49712.812.27,71812.912.4-221
Hours worked
Full time32,63855.856.234,62657.958.2-1,988
Part time24,73442.342.023,99140.139.9+743
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree11,81920.222.610,46517.519.8+1,354
Advanced diploma or diploma5,2429.09.24,7307.98.2+512
Certificate level16,68828.528.116,14027.026.4+548
No qualifications22,90339.237.126,07843.641.5-3,175
Individual Income
Less than $50012,64421.620.3--------
$500 -$1,74938,46365.865.8--------
$1,750 or more6,45811.012.5--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car42,81073.271.142,91471.869.9-104
Public Transport7181.23.08591.43.1-141
Bicycle3380.60.82980.50.6+40
Walked only2,7004.64.82,8414.85.0-141
Other Characteristics
Born overseas6,26710.711.96,30910.611.5-42
Speaks a language other than English at home2,3704.15.11,8813.14.0+489
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20169191.61.8--------

Northern Tasmania Region

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