1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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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 2003-04 the annual average labour force participation rate for all persons in Tasmania was 59.0%, up slightly from the 2002-03 figure of 58.5%. In 2003-04, the male participation rate was 66.8% and the female participation rate was 51.5%.

The monthly average number of people employed in Tasmania stood at 210,100 in 2003-04. At the same time the unemployment rate was 6.9%.

Males make up the majority of those employed, with an average 115,300 males in some form of employment in 2003-04, some 54.9% of all those employed. The unemployment rate for females in 2003-04 was 6.1%, some 1.5% percentage points lower than the equivalent rate for males of 7.6%.


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
1999-2000
110.6
11.7
9.6
67.6
180.9
2000-01
111.2
12.1
9.8
68.0
181.4
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

FEMALES
1999-2000
88.7
7.3
7.6
50.5
190.0
2000-01
89.4
6.9
7.2
50.5
190.7
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

PERSONS
1999-2000
199.3
19.0
8.7
58.9
370.9
2000-01
200.6
19.1
8.7
59.0
372.1
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


(a) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(b) Averages calculated on monthly original estimates.

Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (cat. no. 6295.0.55.001).

These statistics relate to a
Tasmania Together benchmark.

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