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Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

50.4% of the local labour force in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 54.4% for Tasmania.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for the Cradle Coast Region's local labour force relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local labour force;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Cradle Coast Region's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers qualifications
Cradle Coast Region 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree5,67212.419.84,58710.517.2+1,085
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,3977.48.22,8286.57.4+569
Certificate IV Level1,7113.73.71,1272.62.6+584
Certificate III Level10,67023.319.59,21121.017.9+1,459
Certificate I and II Level9312.01.87951.81.6+136
Certificate Level, nfd7101.61.58572.01.8-147
No qualification20,74945.341.521,85649.946.2-1,107
Inadequately described or not stated1,9584.34.12,4975.75.3-539

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers qualifications, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Tasmania: 19.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania: 8.2% Certificate IV Level, Tasmania: 3.7% Certificate III Level, Tasmania: 19.5% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania: 1.5% No qualification, Tasmania: 41.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 4.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region: 12.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region: 7.4% Certificate IV Level, Cradle Coast Region: 3.7% Certificate III Level, Cradle Coast Region: 23.3% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region: 2.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region: 1.6% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: 45.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region: +1,085 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region: +569 Certificate IV Level, Cradle Coast Region: +584 Certificate III Level, Cradle Coast Region: +1,459 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region: +136 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region: -147 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: -1,107 Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region: -539
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the local labour force in the Cradle Coast Region in 2011 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 50.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 45.3% had no qualifications, compared with 54.4% and 41.5% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (23.3% compared to 19.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (45.3% compared to 41.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.4% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in the Cradle Coast Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Certificate III Levels (+1,459 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-1,107 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,085 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+584 local labour force )

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