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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/12/2006   
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Contents >> Labour >> Teenage labour force

The employment patterns of young people are quite different from those of older people. Many young people combine part-time work with full-time study, either at school or in further education, and it is often not until they reach the upper end of the youth age range that they take their first full-time job.

Of the 34,300 Tasmanian civilian population aged 15 to 19 years in 2005-06, there were 20,200 in the labour force, yielding a participation rate of 59.0%. For those considered to be in the labour force, 17,000 (84.2%) were employed and 3,300 (16.3%) were unemployed.

Of the 11,700 persons aged 15 to 19 years attending neither a school nor a tertiary educational institution in 2005-06, there were 10,200 in the labour force, yielding a participation rate of 87.2%. Within this same group, 8,900 (87.3%) were employed and 1,300 (12.7%) were unemployed.

Of the 22,600 persons attending school, or a tertiary institution full-time in 2005-06, 1,900 (8.4%) were unemployed.

TEENAGE LABOUR FORCE STATUS(a), Tasmania: Annual average(b) - 2005-06

Labour force status
Units
Attending neither a school nor a tertiary educational institution
Attending school, or a tertiary institution full-time
Total

Employed
Full-time
'000
6.3
*0.5
6.8
Part-time
'000
2.6
7.6
10.2
Total
'000
8.9
8.1
17.0
Unemployed
Total
'000
1.3
1.9
3.3
Labour force
'000
10.2
10.0
20.2
Not in labour force
'000
1.5
12.6
14.1
Civilian population aged 15 to 19
'000
11.7
22.6
34.3
Unemployment rate
%
12.9
19.3
16.1
Participation rate
%
87.2
44.3
59.0


* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Persons aged 15-19 years.
(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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