Community Profile ID
Visit the Flinders Municipality Community Profile ID to view specialist profiles for the Furneaux Region. Data derives from 2011, 2006 and 2001 census results.
Compare the Furneaux Groups population highlights – underneath Home tab on the left-hand side – with Regional Tasmania,* Tasmania and the rest of Australia.
*Regional Tasmania is all of Tasmania excluding Greater Hobart.
Follow the steps below to benchmark the Furneaux Region with other locations such as King Island, Tasmania and Australia.
Open Community Profile ID
Downloads – Reports (left-hand side)
- Benchmark Area
- Define Reports
- Enter your email address and click Send Report. (Check that the email does not land in your junkbox.)
Note: The main site shows percentage breakdowns for a benchmarked area, not actual population numbers. This is because benchmarks are intended to compare one smaller area with with another of a much larger population. Use the Data Exporter to extract the numbers for a benchmarked area. This will also give you the percentages as they appear on the main site and report pages.
The Flinders Municipality generates some $42 million annually through its main industries: agriculture, fishing, accommodation, tourism, and health care. Education standards and income levels are similar to the Tasmanian average; however, the average age of the Flinders Island population is significantly above Tasmanian and Australian averages. Enjoying a very low unemployment rate of just 2.1%, as of March 2013, many opportunities exist for people to move to the region for work. Indeed, the expansion of some industries is presently being restricted by a lack of available, trained staff in the area.
The future growth of Flinders Island relies on the development of niche products and value-adding to our already high quality primary products. With Flinders' beef, lamb, wallaby and seafood products increasingly in demand and tourism numbers rising annually, the region is well placed to continue to steadily grow.