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4713.6.55.001 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Tasmania, 2006  
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


SUMMARY CHARACTERISTICS, TASMANIA

As at 30 June 2006, the preliminary Estimated Indigenous Resident Population (ERP) in Tasmania was 16,900 (3.5% of all people in Tasmania).

Some key characteristics of the Indigenous population in Tasmania, based on 2006 Census usual residence data, are listed below.

  • More than half (57%) of Indigenous respondents were under 25 years of age.
  • On average there were 3.0 people per Indigenous household.
  • 43% of respondents aged 15 years and over stated Year 10 or equivalent as their highest level of schooling. 21% stated Year 12 or equivalent.
  • 60% of Indigenous respondents aged 15 years and over were in the labour force. Of these respondents, unemployed persons accounted for 14%.
  • The most common Occupations reported were Labourers, Technicians and Trades Workers, and Community and Personal Service Workers (18%, 14% and 11% respectively).
  • The most common Industries of employment reported were Retail Trade, Manufacturing, and Health Care and Social Assistance (12%, 12% and 11% respectively).
  • 44% of Indigenous households were living in rented dwellings and 53% of households were living in dwellings that were owned with or without a mortgage.

Summary Characteristics, Tasmania

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Persons(a)

Estimated Resident Population(b)
8 447
8 453
16 900
233 144
239 878
473 022
Language spoken at home
English only
8 011
8 219
16 230
. .
. .
. .
Australian Indigenous Languages
9
24
33
. .
. .
. .
Other Languages
60
60
120
. .
. .
. .
Total(c)
8 080
8 303
16 383
. .
. .
. .
Education
Attending
Pre-school
137
101
238
1 875
1 842
3 717
Infants/Primary
1 431
1 362
2 793
20 703
19 489
40 192
Secondary
830
849
1 679
13 980
13 811
27 791
Technical or Further Educational Institution(d)
299
364
663
5 481
6 173
11 654
University
84
176
260
5 881
7 908
13 789
Other/Institution not stated(e)
250
287
537
2 960
3 708
6 668
Total(c)
3 031
3 139
6 170
50 880
52 931
103 811
Highest year of school completed(f)
Year 12 or equivalent
866
1 199
2 065
54 691
61 914
116 611
Year 11 or equivalent
492
615
1 109
14 029
16 559
30 585
Year 10 or equivalent
2 067
2 198
4 266
59 789
61 386
121 179
Year 9 or equivalent
826
722
1 549
18 718
18 231
36 950
Year 8 or below
479
386
869
12 750
13 316
26 067
Did not go to school
40
31
72
653
564
1 217
Total(c)
4 779
5 153
9 931
160 634
171 980
332 614
Highest non-school qualification(f)
Postgraduate Degree
19
21
40
3 573
2 679
6 252
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
11
21
32
1 609
2 650
4 259
Bachelor Degree
124
238
362
14 323
19 962
34 285
Advanced Diploma and Diploma
108
236
344
9 711
12 430
22 141
Certificate Level
1 098
839
1 937
43 728
21 568
65 296
Total(c)
1 360
1 355
2 715
72 944
59 289
132 233
Work
Labour force status
Employed
2 835
2 568
5 402
104 981
92 629
197 610
Unemployed
491
368
857
7 420
5 964
13 384
Total labour force
3 324
2 936
6 261
112 398
98 592
210 988
Not in the labour force
1 711
2 429
4 143
55 125
80 577
135 703
Top three industries for Indigenous persons(g)
Retail Trade
239
406
645
. .
. .
. .
Manufacturing
496
141
637
. .
. .
. .
Health Care and Social Assistance
108
484
592
. .
. .
. .
Top three industries for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Retail Trade
. .
. .
. .
10 022
13 563
23 585
Health Care and Social Assistance
. .
. .
. .
4 636
17 963
22 599
Manufacturing
. .
. .
. .
15 540
4 788
20 328
Top three occupations for Indigenous persons(g)
Labourers
664
449
1 113
. .
. .
. .
Technicians and Trades Workers
713
140
853
. .
. .
. .
Community and Personal Service Workers
181
509
690
. .
. .
. .
Top three occupations for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Professionals
. .
. .
. .
15 764
19 498
35 262
Technicians and Trades Workers
. .
. .
. .
24 217
4 629
28 846
Clerical and Administrative Workers
. .
. .
. .
6 452
21 393
27 845
Mean weekly equivalised household income ($)(h)
. .
. .
483
. .
. .
629

Dwellings

Occupied private dwelling(i)
. .
. .
7 924
. .
. .
173 978
Average household size
. .
. .
3.0
. .
. .
2.4
Average number of Children under 15
. .
. .
0.9
. .
. .
0.5
Housing tenure
Owned outright
. .
. .
1 435
. .
. .
67 356
Owned with a mortgage
. .
. .
2 737
. .
. .
58 052
Rented
Private
. .
. .
1 836
. .
. .
28 022
State/Territory housing authority
. .
. .
1 318
. .
. .
9 065
Community housing group
. .
. .
80
. .
. .
1 008
Other
-
-
170
-
-
2 372
Landlord type not stated
. .
. .
91
. .
. .
1 617
Total Rented
. .
. .
3 495
. .
. .
42 084

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on place of usual residence.
(b) Estimates at 30 June 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. See Glossary. Note: Final estimates have now been released and are available in publication 3238.0.55.001 - Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2006.
(c) Excludes persons whose response was not stated.
(d) Includes TAFE Colleges.
(e) Other includes persons who are attending but did not indicate the type of institution.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Employed persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Comprises persons in households in which there were no temporarily absent adults and all incomes were fully stated.
(i) Excludes non-classifiable households and visitor only households.
Note: . . not applicable



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