Top employing industries in Tasmania
While Tasmania is the smallest employing state, there are employment opportunities available across all industries.
Tasmania has the oldest workforce of any state or territory, with 46% aged 45 years or older. Part-time work is also relatively common (39% of state employment, the largest share in Australia). Workers in this state are less likely to have a bachelor degree or higher than the national average, although they are more likely to have completed a certificate III or higher vocational qualification.
Tasmania has the most regionally diverse workforce in Australia, with just over half of all workers employed outside of Hobart.
Employment by region, Tasmania
|Employment Profile||Workforce Educational Profile|
|Part-time||Female||Aged 15 to 24 years||Aged 55 years or older||Bachelor degree or higher||Cert III or higher VET qual||No post-school qual|
|Launceston and North East||36||48||15||26||25||35||36|
|West and North West||35||48||14||27||19||38||36|
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.