Northern Tasmania Region

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West Tamar Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.4% of the resident workforce of the West Tamar 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 West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons669100.0100.0570100.0100.0+99
Males37255.658.031054.452.0+62
Females29844.542.026346.148.0+35
Unemployment rate--6.47.0--5.493.6+0.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years25738.435.119333.92.4+64
25 - 54 years28542.650.227648.43.6+9
55 - 64 years11417.013.29817.20.8+16
65 years and over131.91.591.60.1+4
Looking for
Full-time work36454.458.733759.14.3+27
Part-time work30645.741.323841.82.5+68
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree6910.311.15810.20.6+11
Advanced diploma or diploma477.05.9335.80.3+14
Certificate level15122.623.411019.31.5+41
No qualifications38257.155.835261.84.1+30
Highest level of schooling
Year 1225237.742.820435.82.5+48
Year 1110014.912.66411.20.8+36
Under Year 1030545.642.330353.23.3+2
Education institute attending
Not Attending47370.774.045179.15.2+22
University334.98.3315.40.4+2
TAFE537.96.7346.00.5+19
Other121.81.681.40.1+4
Secondary school8312.47.5427.40.4+41
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences121.81.571.20.1+5
Information Technology60.92.171.20.1-1
Engineering and Related Technologies527.86.7396.80.4+13
Architecture and Building172.52.7142.50.2+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies71.01.991.60.1-2
Health131.92.2142.50.1-1
Education101.51.7122.10.1-2
Management and Commerce659.78.1284.90.5+37
Society and Culture436.47.3346.00.4+9
Creative Arts162.42.3132.30.1+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services223.33.7284.90.3-6
Mixed Field Programmes000.30--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home253.78.5254.40.5--
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016101.55.0--------
Has internet access at home60590.481.044678.25.1+159
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)15122.627.517530.72.0-24

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