Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile

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Northern Tasmania Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.6% of the resident workforce of the Northern Tasmania Region were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.0% in Tasmania.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the Northern Tasmania Region go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current area:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers key statistics
Northern Tasmania Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,828100.0100.04,324100.0100.0+504
Males2,76257.258.02,44356.552.0+319
Females2,06342.742.01,87443.348.0+189
Unemployment rate--7.67.0--6.793.6+0.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,71335.535.11,49134.52.4+222
25 - 54 years2,36849.050.22,25752.23.6+111
55 - 64 years68914.313.252912.20.8+160
65 years and over621.31.5390.90.1+23
Looking for
Full-time work2,86259.358.72,73863.34.3+124
Part-time work1,96340.741.31,58436.62.5+379
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree4308.911.13227.40.6+108
Advanced diploma or diploma2986.25.91974.60.3+101
Certificate level1,12223.223.490520.91.5+217
No qualifications2,79057.855.82,71462.84.1+76
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,98341.142.81,48134.32.5+502
Year 1159912.412.651812.00.8+81
Under Year 102,11943.942.32,21351.23.3-94
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,56673.974.03,28275.95.2+284
University4349.08.32816.50.4+153
TAFE3226.76.73337.70.5-11
Other691.41.6932.20.1-24
Secondary school3316.97.52636.10.4+68
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences471.01.5320.70.1+15
Information Technology831.72.1721.70.1+11
Engineering and Related Technologies3256.76.72455.70.4+80
Architecture and Building1092.32.71242.90.2-15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies941.91.9681.60.1+26
Health992.12.2661.50.1+33
Education901.91.7551.30.1+35
Management and Commerce3687.68.12535.90.5+115
Society and Culture2845.97.32445.60.4+40
Creative Arts1072.22.3882.00.1+19
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2034.23.71603.70.3+43
Mixed Field Programmes140.30.330.10.0+11
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home3487.28.52666.20.5+82
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20162174.55.0--------
Has internet access at home3,85779.981.03,18473.65.1+673
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,29126.727.51,29730.02.0-6

Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile