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George Town Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

413 people or 18.9% of George Town 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
George Town Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)2,187100.0100.02,430100.0100.0-243
Males1,18854.351.01,34755.452.0-159
Females99145.349.01,08644.748.0-95
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years24211.114.230012.315.0-58
25 - 54 years1,34461.562.81,60165.965.4-257
55 - 64 years48122.018.344318.216.3+38
65 years and over1165.34.7903.73.3+26
Top three industries--------------
Manufacturing41619.06.958924.28.7-173
Health care and social assistance25211.514.22419.912.0+11
Retail trade23910.910.925710.511.3-18
Top three occupations--------------
Labourers37117.011.640516.711.3-34
Technicians and trades workers36716.814.041517.114.8-48
Machinery operators and drivers29413.46.435214.56.7-58
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,25457.356.21,43258.958.2-178
Part time86239.442.093138.339.9-69
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree25811.822.62199.019.8+39
Advanced diploma or diploma1557.19.21546.38.2+1
Certificate level71532.728.174630.726.4-31
No qualifications96143.937.11,19549.241.5-234
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50047321.620.3--------
$500 -$1,7491,43465.665.8--------
$1,750 or more23710.812.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car1,66175.971.11,84175.869.9-180
Public Transport211.03.0140.63.1+7
Bicycle70.30.8190.80.6-12
Walked only622.84.8833.45.0-21
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas22310.211.925310.411.5-30
Speaks a language other than English at home361.65.1431.84.0-7
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016190.91.8--------

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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