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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/10/2004   
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Contents >> Labour >> Labour force >> Mersey-Lyell Region

In 2003-04, the average labour force participation rate in the Mersey-Lyell Region was 56.6%. This compares to the 2002-03 figure of 56.1% and the 2003-04 Tasmanian figure of 59.0%.

In 2003-04, there was an average of 26,300 employed males (up from 24,700 in 2002-03) and 18,500 employed females (up from 17,700 in 2002-03).

In 2003-04, there was an average of 1,900 unemployed males (down from 2,900 in 2002-03), while the male unemployment rate was 6.8% (down from 10.5% in 2002-03). In 2003-04, the number of unemployed females was 1,600 (down from 2,000 in 2002-03), while the female unemployment rate was 7.9% (down from 10.3% in 2002-03).


CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE STATUS(a), Mersey-Lyell Region: Annual average(b)(c)(d)(e)

Employed
Unemployed
Unemployment rate
Participation rate
Civilian
population
aged 15 and over

Years
'000
'000
%
%
'000

Males
1999-2000
25.4
3.4
11.7
69.9
41.1
2000-01
24.3
3.1
11.3
66.9
41.0
2001-02
25.1
2.8
10.1
68.0
41.0
2002-03
24.7
2.9
10.5
66.6
41.4
2003-04
26.3
1.9
6.8
67.4
41.9

Females
1999-2000
20.0
1.8
8.2
51.1
42.7
2000-01
18.4
1.9
9.5
47.7
42.6
2001-02
18.5
1.8
8.7
47.7
42.6
2002-03
17.7
2.0
10.3
46.0
42.9
2003-04
18.5
1.6
7.9
46.2
43.5

Persons
1999-2000
45.4
5.2
10.2
60.3
83.7
2000-01
42.7
5.0
10.5
57.1
83.5
2001-02
43.6
4.6
9.5
57.6
83.6
2002-03
42.4
4.9
10.4
56.1
84.3
2003-04
44.8
3.5
7.2
56.6
85.3

(a) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(b) Averages calculated on monthly original estimates.
(c) Differences between the aggregation of regions and state-level totals may vary due to the annual average methodology used.
(d) A new Labour Force Survey questionnaire was introduced in April 2001. As a result, a small number of definitions have been modified resulting in revisions to core labour force series from 1986 to 2001. This process did not include revisions to labour force region data and differences may occur between the aggregation of regions and state totals.
(e) Labour Force Survey estimates at the regional level have been revised based on population benchmarks for Labour Force Statistical Regions for the period January 1999 to January 2004. As a result, the regional estimates for years 1999-2000 to 2002-03 will differ slightly from those published in previous releases.

Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001).


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