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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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The Mersey-Lyell Region recorded 4,944 and 5,429 apprentices and trainees in training during 2001 and 2002, which accounted for 25.4% and 25.9% of Tasmania's apprentices and trainees respectively for the same period.

More males than females were employed as apprentices and trainees for 2001 and 2002 in the Mersey-Lyell Region. For both of these years, the most common employment group for male trainees and apprentices in the Mersey-Lyell Region was other intermediate production and transport workers with 576 males in 2001, and 512 males in 2002. The most common employment group for female trainees in 2001 was intermediate clerical workers (476 females), while for 2002 the most common employment group for females was intermediate service workers (508 females).


APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES IN TRAINING - Mersey-Lyell Region(a)(b)

2001

2002

Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

Occupation being trained for

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

Managers, professionals & associate professionals
69
40
109
82
68
150
Tradespersons & related workers
Mechanical & fabrication engineering
224
-
224
207
-
207
Automotive
np
np
136
np
np
155
Electrical & electronics
118
-
118
126
-
126
Construction
np
np
122
141
-
141
Food
124
62
186
118
63
181
Skilled agricultural & horticultural
20
5
25
np
np
24
Other trades
108
116
224
88
111
199
Advanced clerical, sales & services workers
8
64
72
10
85
95
Intermediate clerical, sales & service workers
Intermediate clerical
74
476
550
96
455
551
Intermediate sales & related
135
116
251
200
238
438
Intermediate service
99
449
548
109
508
617
Intermediate production & transport workers
Intermediate plant
130
-
130
181
-
181
Intermediate machine
97
48
145
77
84
161
Road & rail
np
np
50
85
10
95
Other intermediate production & transport
576
26
602
512
20
532
Elementary clerical, sales & service workers
Elementary clerks
128
144
272
101
110
211
Elementary sales
125
396
521
135
495
630
Elementary service
53
34
87
60
16
76
Labourers & related workers
420
152
572
487
172
659
Total in training
2,810
2,134
4,944
2,989
2,440
5,429

Number in training as at 31 December(c)
1,913
1,319
3,232
1,992
1,452
3,444

- nil or rounded to zero
np not available for publication, but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Counts of apprentices and trainees are based on data available at April 2, 2003. Region determined by residential postcode.
(b) At any time during 2001 and 2002.
(c) The numbers at 31 December (end of year) are shown for comparison.

Source: Office of Post-Compulsory Education and Training, Department of Education.


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