West Tamar Council area

Local workers - Key statistics

In West Tamar Council area 48.0% of the local workers are males and 52.0% are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in West Tamar Council area vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. West Tamar Council area currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that West Tamar Council area subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
West Tamar Council area2016
Namenumber%. Tasmania
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)3,764100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years55014.614.2
25 - 54 years2,10355.962.8
55 - 64 years83922.318.3
65 years and over2687.14.7
Top three industries
Education and training51613.69.3
Health care and social assistance45412.014.2
Retail trade44111.710.9
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers52714.013.9
Hours worked
Full time1,78447.456.2
Part time1,91450.942.1
Bachelor or higher degree71819.122.6
Advanced diploma or diploma3559.49.2
Certificate level1,12029.828.0
No qualifications1,43438.137.2
Individual Income
Less than $5001,13930.320.4
$500 -$1,7492,22059.065.9
$1,750 or more3328.812.3
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport230.62.9
Walked only1574.24.8
Other Characteristics
Born overseas47412.611.9
Speaks a language other than English at home1554.15.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016531.41.8

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