Top employing industries in Tasmania
|Health Care and Social Assistance|
|Education and Training|
|Accommodation and Food Services|
|Public Administration and Safety|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing|
|Administrative and Support Services|
|Financial and Insurance Services|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services|
|Arts and Recreation Services|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services|
|Information Media and Telecommunications|
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.