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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

444 people or 17.3% of Dorset 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
Dorset Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)2,563100.0100.02,683100.0100.0-120
Males1,41055.051.01,46254.552.0-52
Females1,14844.849.01,21645.348.0-68
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years32812.814.235313.215.0-25
25 - 54 years1,45956.962.81,68362.765.4-224
55 - 64 years58923.018.350919.016.3+80
65 years and over1797.04.71314.93.3+48
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing65125.35.364524.14.8+6
Retail trade2469.610.92549.511.3-8
Manufacturing2027.96.92348.88.7-32
Top three occupations--------------
Managers52320.412.253720.012.4-14
Labourers48218.811.648117.911.3+1
Technicians and trades workers32712.814.038614.414.8-59
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,45056.656.21,55958.158.2-109
Part time1,05141.042.01,03838.739.9+13
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree25610.022.62348.719.8+22
Advanced diploma or diploma1887.39.21575.98.2+31
Certificate level77830.428.180830.126.4-30
No qualifications1,24848.737.11,35950.741.5-111
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50066325.920.3--------
$500 -$1,7491,65964.765.8--------
$1,750 or more1857.212.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car1,72167.171.11,77766.269.9-56
Public Transport120.53.0140.53.1-2
Bicycle30.10.850.20.6-2
Walked only1616.34.81806.75.0-19
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1736.711.91816.711.5-8
Speaks a language other than English at home481.95.1371.44.0+11
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016220.91.8--------

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.

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