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Circular Head Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Circular Head Council area, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Tasmania.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers qualifications
Circular Head Council area - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2808.320.02336.717.6+47
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2015.98.21684.87.6+33
Certificate IV Level1002.93.7702.02.7+30
Certificate III Level68920.319.562918.018.0+60
Certificate I and II Level792.31.8772.21.6+2
Certificate Level, nfd481.41.5611.71.9-13
No qualification1,96758.041.42,08959.745.8-122
Inadequately described or not stated260.83.81734.94.9-147

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

Local workers qualification, 2011
Local workers qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Tasmania: 20.0% 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: 41.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Circular Head Council area: 8.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Circular Head Council area: 5.9% Certificate IV Level, Circular Head Council area: 2.9% Certificate III Level, Circular Head Council area: 20.3% Certificate I and II Level, Circular Head Council area: 2.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Circular Head Council area: 1.4% No qualification, Circular Head Council area: 58.0%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +47 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +33 Certificate IV Level, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +30 Certificate III Level, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +60 Certificate I and II Level, Circular Head Council area - All industries: +2 Certificate Level, nfd, Circular Head Council area - All industries: -13 No qualification, Circular Head Council area - All industries: -122
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 in Circular Head Council area in 2011 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 41.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 58.0% had no qualifications, compared with 54.7% and 41.4% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in Circular Head Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (58.0% compared to 41.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (20.3% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.3% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.9% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Circular Head Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • No qualifications (-122 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+60 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+47 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+33 local workers)

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