West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

3,316 people or 33.7% of West Tamar Council area's resident workers 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

Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
West Tamar Council area2016
Namenumber%. % Tasmania
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)9,853100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,35613.814.2
25 - 54 years5,96860.662.8
55 - 64 years2,00720.418.3
65 years and over5215.34.7
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance1,45614.814.2
Retail trade1,07210.910.9
Education and training1,05310.79.3
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,49215.114.0
Clerical and administrative workers1,24612.613.0
Hours worked
Full time5,43055.156.2
Part time4,24143.042.0
Bachelor or higher degree2,28523.222.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1,03110.59.2
Certificate level2,87529.228.1
No qualifications3,36334.137.1
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
Public Transport1091.13.0
Walked only2182.24.8
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,26212.811.9
Speaks a language other than English at home3783.85.1
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016981.01.8

West Tamar Municipal Council

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