Census data is collected for three regions in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area. The census data only differentiates between non-Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal employment for the Torres Strait. The figures for Bamaga and Seisia in the Northern Peninsula Area include both the non-Indigenous and the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal work force.
|Category||Torres Strait||Northern Peninsula Area||Total|
|Worked Full Time||1,039||45.7||676||64.4||1,715||51.6|
|Worked Part Time||837||36.8||258||24.6||1,095||32.9|
|Away From Work||226||9.9||48||4.6||274||8.2|
|Total Labour Force||2,275||1,050||3,325|
The Northern Peninsula Area encompasses the townships of Bamaga and Seisia and the Aboriginal Communities of New Mapoon, Umagico and Injinoo.
Unemployment in the region is 1.6 per cent higher than the Australian figure of 5.6 per cent; however, the number of people in in full-time employment is 8.1 per cent less than the Australian figure of 59.7 per cent.
A synthesis of ABS data from the 2011 Census and Queensland Health information shows that death rates continue to be higher in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area than in mainland Australia