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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

3,316 people or 33.7% of the West Tamar Council area'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
West Tamar Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)9,853100.0100.09,916100.0100.0-63
Males5,00450.851.05,18752.352.0-183
Females4,84949.249.04,73647.848.0+113
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
Professionals2,05120.818.81,99120.118.5+60
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
Qualifications
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
Car7,44375.571.17,43575.069.9+8
Public Transport1091.13.01351.43.1-26
Bicycle570.60.8470.50.6+10
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--------

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