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Working families June 2012

THE number of Tasmanian families represented in the labour force increased from June 2011 to June 2012.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released new Australian labour force statistics today.

In Tasmania, the statistics showed:

There were 149,623 families represented in the labour force, an increase of 1385 or 0.9% since June 2011.

The number of couple families in the labour force increased by 2565 or 2.1% from June 2011- June 2012.

However one parent families in the labour force dropped by 597 or 2.5% in the same period.

Other families, related individuals living in the same house who aren’t a couple or one parent family, also recorded a drop of 582 from June 2011 to June 2012, with 1234 of these couples in the labour force.

Australia wide, the data revealed in June 2012 there were 11% of families with dependents where no one was working – this proportion’s been reasonably stable in the last few years.

The survey also found that in Australia in June 2012:

  •  Over one-third of one parent families with dependants were jobless compared to one in 25 couple families with dependants; and
  • 62 per cent of couple families with dependants had both partners working

Here’s a quick snapshot of the number of families in the Tasmanian labour force over the last few years:

Number of families represented in the Tasmanian labour force.

Number of families represented in the Tasmanian labour force.

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