1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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The labour force participation rate is the proportion of the population aged 15 and over who are in the labour force (either employed or unemployed).

In 2005-06 the annual average labour force participation rate for all persons in Tasmania increased to 61.0% from the 2004-05 figure of 59.3%. In 2005-06, the male participation rate was 68.2% and the female participation rate was 54.1%.

The monthly average number of people employed in Tasmania stood at 223,300 in 2005-06. At the same time the unemployment rate was 6.5%.

Males make up the majority of those employed, with an average 121,600 males in some form of employment in 2005-06, which represents 54.5% of all employed. The unemployment rate for females in 2005-06 was 6.1%, some 0.6 percentage points lower than the equivalent rate for males of 6.7%.

CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE STATUS(a), Tasmania: Annual average(b)

Employed
Unemployed
Unemployment
rate
Participation
rate
Civilian population
aged 15 and over
Years
'000
'000
%
%
'000

MALES
2001-02
109.4
12.1
10.0
66.7
182.3
2002-03
111.0
11.6
9.5
66.6
184.1
2003-04
115.3
9.4
7.6
66.8
186.7
2004-05
118.1
8.0
6.3
66.6
189.4
2005-06
121.6
8.8
6.7
68.2
191.2

FEMALES
2001-02
88.9
7.3
7.6
50.2
191.6
2002-03
90.4
7.7
7.9
50.8
193.3
2003-04
94.9
6.2
6.1
51.5
196.0
2004-05
98.1
6.0
5.7
52.4
198.6
2005-06
101.7
6.6
6.1
54.1
200.1

PERSONS
2001-02
198.4
19.4
8.9
58.3
373.9
2002-03
201.4
19.4
8.8
58.5
377.4
2003-04
210.1
15.6
6.9
59.0
382.8
2004-05
216.2
13.9
6.1
59.3
388.0
2005-06
223.3
15.4
6.5
61.0
391.2


(a) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(b) Averages calculated on monthly original estimates.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001).

These statistics relate to a Tasmania Together benchmark.


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