1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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In 2005-06, there was an average labour force participation rate of 61.0% in Tasmania. The participation rate ranged from 60.6% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region to 62.3% in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

The 2005-06 average unemployment rate was 6.5% for Tasmania. The unemployment rate ranged from a low of 5.3% in the Northern Region to 8.1% in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

LABOUR, Tasmanian regional overview: Annual average(a)(b)(c) - 2005-06
Unit
Greater Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Employed
'000
110.0
63.4
49.9
223.3
Unemployed
'000
7.5
3.5
4.4
15.4
Unemployment rate
%
6.4
5.3
8.1
6.5
Participation rate
%
60.6
60.7
62.3
61.0
Civilian population
'000
193.7
110.3
87.2
391.2

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



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