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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

3,316 people or 33.7% of West Tamar Council area's resident workers 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.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
West Tamar Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)9,853100.0100.09,916100.0100.0-63
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,35613.814.21,39714.115.0-41
25 - 54 years5,96860.662.86,38464.465.4-416
55 - 64 years2,00720.418.31,77717.916.3+230
65 years and over5215.34.73633.73.3+158
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance1,45614.814.21,22412.412.0+232
Retail trade1,07210.910.91,06110.711.3+11
Education and training1,05310.79.31,03210.49.0+21
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,49215.114.01,59516.114.8-103
Clerical and administrative workers1,24612.613.01,35313.613.8-107
Hours worked--------------
Full time5,43055.156.25,71157.658.2-281
Part time4,24143.042.04,03340.739.9+208
Bachelor or higher degree2,28523.222.62,02720.419.8+258
Advanced diploma or diploma1,03110.59.29299.48.2+102
Certificate level2,87529.228.12,75127.726.4+124
No qualifications3,36334.137.13,84738.841.5-484
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,11021.420.3--------
$500 -$1,7496,26663.665.8--------
$1,750 or more1,30613.312.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1091.13.01351.43.1-26
Walked only2182.24.82102.15.0+8
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,26212.811.91,31013.211.5-48
Speaks a language other than English at home3783.85.13383.44.0+40
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016981.01.8--------

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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