Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Midlands Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.2% of the resident workforce of the Northern Midlands Council area were unemployed in 2011, 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 Midlands Council area go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current area:
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Resident workers key statistics
Northern Midlands Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons361100.0100.0314100.0100.0+47
Males18451.058.017856.752.0+6
Females17147.442.013442.748.0+37
Unemployment rate--6.27.0--5.593.6+0.7%
Age structure
15 - 24 years10729.635.19530.32.4+12
25 - 54 years17648.850.216452.23.6+12
55 - 64 years6417.713.24915.60.8+15
65 years and over92.51.541.30.1+5
Looking for
Full-time work21559.658.719662.44.3+19
Part-time work14239.341.311536.62.5+27
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree185.011.1144.50.6+4
Advanced diploma or diploma256.95.9123.80.3+13
Certificate level7821.623.46219.71.5+16
No qualifications21559.655.821367.84.1+2
Highest level of schooling
Year 1212233.842.87624.22.5+46
Year 114612.712.64113.10.8+5
Under Year 1017749.042.319261.13.3-15
Education institute attending
Not Attending28980.174.025781.85.2+32
University246.68.331.00.4+21
TAFE164.46.7206.40.5-4
Other30.81.6123.80.1-9
Secondary school185.07.5206.40.4-2
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.50--0.1--
Information Technology61.72.10--0.1+6
Engineering and Related Technologies267.26.7134.10.4+13
Architecture and Building113.02.7123.80.2-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies143.91.951.60.1+9
Health51.42.231.00.1+2
Education92.51.70--0.1+9
Management and Commerce318.68.1216.70.5+10
Society and Culture143.97.3113.50.4+3
Creative Arts61.72.361.90.1--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services113.03.7123.80.3-1
Mixed Field Programmes30.80.30--0.0+3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home41.18.561.90.5-2
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016005.0--------
Has internet access at home26072.081.024076.45.1+20
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)10128.027.59129.02.0+10

Northern Tasmania Region

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