Northern Tasmania Region

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Dorset Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.6% of the resident workforce of the Dorset Council area 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 Dorset Council area 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
Dorset Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons212100.0100.0272100.0100.0-60
Males11453.858.016359.952.0-49
Females9544.842.010337.948.0-8
Unemployment rate--7.67.0--9.293.6-1.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2712.735.15319.52.4-26
25 - 54 years13262.350.216962.13.6-37
55 - 64 years5023.613.23914.30.8+11
65 years and over73.31.531.10.1+4
Looking for
Full-time work13563.758.719471.34.3-59
Part-time work7836.841.37527.62.5+3
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree73.311.1134.80.6-6
Advanced diploma or diploma136.15.9103.70.3+3
Certificate level6028.323.46523.91.5-5
No qualifications12458.555.817263.24.1-48
Highest level of schooling
Year 126731.642.87025.72.5-3
Year 112310.812.6259.20.8-2
Under Year 1011152.442.316962.13.3-58
Education institute attending
Not Attending18185.474.024188.65.2-60
University52.48.331.10.4+2
TAFE83.86.7114.00.5-3
Other31.41.672.60.1-4
Secondary school41.97.551.80.4-1
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.531.10.1-3
Information Technology002.10--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies125.76.7197.00.4-7
Architecture and Building62.82.762.20.2--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies136.11.993.30.1+4
Health31.42.20--0.1+3
Education001.731.10.1-3
Management and Commerce136.18.1145.10.5-1
Society and Culture146.67.3176.30.4-3
Creative Arts31.42.341.50.1-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services157.13.782.90.3+7
Mixed Field Programmes31.40.30--0.0+3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home31.48.572.60.5-4
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016005.0--------
Has internet access at home15975.081.019069.95.1-31
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6329.727.57025.72.0-7

Northern Tasmania Region

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