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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 Northern Region recorded 5,500 and 6,073 apprentices and trainees in training during 2001 and 2002, which accounted for 28.2% and 29.0% 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 Northern Region. In 2002, males accounted for 55.9% (3,397) of all apprentices and trainees in the Northern Region, with females accounting for 44.1% (2,676).

In 2002, the most common employment groups for male trainees and apprentices in the Northern Region were labourers and related workers (483 males), and other intermediate production and transport workers (458 males). The most common employment groups for female trainees and apprentices were intermediate service workers (579 females), and intermediate clerical workers (485 females).


APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES IN TRAINING - Northern 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
91
89
180
106
114
220
Tradespersons & related workers
Mechanical & fabrication engineering
np
np
185
np
np
172
Automotive
146
-
146
np
np
153
Electrical & electronics
np
np
118
np
np
122
Construction
np
np
139
np
np
151
Food
152
55
207
173
58
231
Skilled agricultural & horticultural
37
5
42
34
5
39
Other trades
80
110
190
79
116
195
Advanced clerical, sales & services workers
20
83
103
76
197
273
Intermediate clerical, sales & service workers
Intermediate clerical
98
467
565
188
485
673
Intermediate sales & related
162
213
375
238
357
595
Intermediate service
126
411
537
179
579
758
Intermediate production & transport workers
Intermediate plant
np
np
204
np
np
135
Intermediate machine
np
np
23
32
17
49
Road & rail
123
19
142
283
45
328
Other intermediate production & transport
515
55
570
458
38
496
Elementary clerical, sales & service workers
Elementary clerks
155
196
351
113
195
308
Elementary sales
213
486
699
129
270
399
Elementary service
67
18
85
99
15
114
Labourers & related workers
430
209
639
483
179
662
Total in training
3,077
2,423
5,500
3,397
2,676
6,073

Number in training as at 31 December(c)
1,986
1,381
3,367
2,253
1,637
3,890

- 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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