Jobless fall tipped as Tassie ages

Middle school level, particularly year 7 and 8.

  1. Has the working population decreased? If so, approximately by how much?
  2. On a line graph show the estimated rise in people aged 65 and over from 2001 to 2035. How much has the population actually increased?
  3. Is the article talking about a sample population or the population itself?
  4. Why will there be labour shortages in Tasmania?
  5. Will these labour shortages have a positive or a negative impact on the Tasmanian population? Why?
    Draw quotes from the article to support your answer.

(Written by Monique Sparkes, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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