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Murchison Area

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

46.7% of the local labour force in Murchison Area have qualifications, compared to 58.0% for Greater Hobart.

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 Murchison Area'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
Murchison Area 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,30110.725.51,1059.222.3+196
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8136.78.76825.78.2+131
Certificate IV Level3903.23.62852.42.6+105
Certificate III Level2,77522.817.22,46720.516.0+308
Certificate I and II Level2221.81.62231.91.4-1
Certificate Level, nfd1871.51.42071.71.8-20
No qualification5,92748.738.06,34252.842.7-415
Inadequately described or not stated5554.63.97025.84.9-147

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, Greater Hobart: 25.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Hobart: 8.7% Certificate IV Level, Greater Hobart: 3.6% Certificate III Level, Greater Hobart: 17.2% Certificate I and II Level, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Hobart: 1.4% No qualification, Greater Hobart: 38.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Hobart: 3.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Murchison Area: 10.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Murchison Area: 6.7% Certificate IV Level, Murchison Area: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Murchison Area: 22.8% Certificate I and II Level, Murchison Area: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Murchison Area: 1.5% No qualification, Murchison Area: 48.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Murchison Area: 4.6%
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, Murchison Area: +196 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Murchison Area: +131 Certificate IV Level, Murchison Area: +105 Certificate III Level, Murchison Area: +308 Certificate I and II Level, Murchison Area: -1 Certificate Level, nfd, Murchison Area: -20 No qualification, Murchison Area: -415 Inadequately described or not stated, Murchison Area: -147
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 Murchison Area in 2011 compared to Greater Hobart 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, 46.7% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 48.7% had no qualifications, compared with 58.0% and 38.0% respectively for Greater Hobart.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Murchison Area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (48.7% compared to 38.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (22.8% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.7% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.7% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Murchison Area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • No qualifications (-415 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+308 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+196 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+131 local labour force )

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