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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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At 30 June 1998 there were 23 businesses operating in the optometry and optical dispensing services industry in Tasmania.

These 23 businesses employed 186 people and paid a total of $4.7m in wages and salaries. Total income in the optometry and optical dispensing services industry for 1997-98 was $20.5m.

OPTOMETRY AND OPTICAL DISPENSING SERVICES - 1997-98

Unit
Tasmania
Australia

Businesses(a)
no.
23
1,557
Employment(a)
no.
186
8,915
Wages and salaries
$m
4.7
206.5
Total income
$m
20.5
818.4

(a) At 30 June

Source: Optometry and Optical Dispensing Services, Australia, 1997-98 (Cat. no. 8553.0).

At 30 June 1998 there were 63 optometrist in Tasmania. Of these 43 (68.3%) were male and 20 (31.7%) were female. At 30 June 1998, there was 7,490 people for every optometrist in Tasmania. This compared to the 7,780 people for every optometrist for Australia.

OPTOMETRISTS - 1997-98(a)

Unit
Tasmania
Australia

Maleno.
43
1,501
Femaleno.
20
909
Personsno.
63
2,410
Population per practitionerno.
7,490
7,780

(a) At 30 June.

Source: Optometry and Optical Dispensing Services, Australia, 1997-98 (Cat. no. 8553.0).


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