The Tasmania graphic shows 54% of jobs are regional. 15% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 15% of workers are self-employed.

The Tasmania graphic shows 28% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 33% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 7% of workers hold an other qualification. 32% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Top employing industries in Tasmania

Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Education and Training
Accommodation and Food Services
Public Administration and Safety
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Other Services
Administrative and Support Services
Wholesale Trade
Financial and Insurance Services
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Arts and Recreation Services
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
Information Media and Telecommunications

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While Tasmania is the smallest employing state, there are employment opportunities available across all industries.

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employing industry (14%), closely followed by Retail Trade and Education and Training.

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
Region % % % % % % %
Hobart 40 47 15 21 36 28 29
Launceston and North East 36 48 15 26 25 35 36
South East 46 47 12 30 20 44 33
West and North West 35 48 14 27 19 38 36
Tasmania 39 48 15 24 28 33 32
Australia 31 47 15 19 33 30 32

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.