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1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/2008   
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Image: In this IssueIn this Issue
30/04/08 | Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators provides a summary of Tasmanian statistical information and is released on a quarterly basis. New topics in this release are: Population, Family and Community, and Household Economic Resources. Education, Housing & Construction and Transport are topics planned for the next release in July 2008. Further topics will be added in future releases throughout 2008.
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Image: LabourLabour
Includes: Labour Force Status, Employment, Unemployment, Underemployment, Hours Worked, Average Weekly Earnings, Wage Price Index, Wage and Salary Earner Incomes
31/01/08 | The annual average size of the labour force in Tasmania continued to grow steadily over the years 2002-03 to 2005-06, but decreased again slightly in 2006-07 to 238,000.
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Image: Economic ActivityEconomic Activity
Includes: Gross State Product, Capital Expenditure, Consumer Price Index, House Price Index, Industry Value Added, Housing Finance, International Trade, Motor Vehicle Sales
31/01/08 | Tasmania's Gross State Product (GSP) reached $19,239 million in 2006-07, an increase of $397 million or 2.1% from the 2005-06 figure of $18,842 million. In 2006-07, household final consumption expenditure was the largest component of total GSP, contributing $11,752 million (61.1%).
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Image: IndustryIndustry
Includes: Industry Value Added, Agriculture, Mining, Manufacturing, Retail Trade, Tourist Accommodation, Building Approvals and Activity, Land Use, Business Counts
31/01/08 | In 2006-07, the number of dwelling units approved for construction recorded an increase for the first time in three years. Total approvals numbered 2,848, an increase of 8.2% from the 2005-06 total of 2,633.
Image: PopulationPopulation
Includes: Population change, Components of change, Natural Increase, Births, Deaths, Life expectancy, Net Migration, Age structure, Population distribution, Country of birth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
30/04/08 | In the year to June 2007, Tasmania's population grew by 3,400 to a total of 493,300 people. Natural increase contributed 2,600 people to this population growth, and was the main component of population change. Over the 2005 to 2007 period, more overseas migrants arrived in Tasmania than previously, with 1,300 overseas migrants arriving in the year to June 2007.
Image: Family and CommunityFamily and Community
Includes: Family composition, Marriages and Divorces, Labour force status of parents, Child care, Contact arrangements, Children's Participation in sport, cultural and leisure activities, Social Involvement, Voluntary Work, Household type of Internet connection
30/04/08 | In 2006, there were 128,660 families recorded in Tasmania. Of these, couple families with no children accounted for 40.5%, couple families with children represented 41.4% and one parent families made up 16.7%.
Image: Household economic resourcesHousehold Economic Resources
Includes: Household income, Source of income, Home Ownership, Rent and Housing loan repayments, Household Expenditure, Household assets and liabilities
30/04/08 | In 2005-06, wages and salaries were the main source of household income in Tasmania. They contributed 52.8% to total household income, followed by a 31.5% contribution from government pensions and allowances, and a 6.5% contribution from unincorporated business income.
Image: Feature ArticleFeature Article
30/04/08 | Ageing in Tasmania, 2006: Australia has an ageing population, with Tasmania the oldest and fastest ageing of the States and Territories. This article explores what we know about Tasmania's ageing population through analysing a selected range of indicators from the 2006 Population Census.


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