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Cradle Coast Region

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Cradle Coast Region, 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
Cradle Coast Region - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree5,40313.420.04,52511.317.6+878
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,1267.78.22,7076.87.6+419
Certificate IV Level1,5373.83.71,0972.72.7+440
Certificate III Level9,19322.719.58,25920.718.0+934
Certificate I and II Level8542.11.87511.91.6+103
Certificate Level, nfd6231.51.57842.01.9-161
No qualification19,30647.741.419,78849.545.8-482
Inadequately described or not stated4191.03.82,0735.24.9-1,654

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, Cradle Coast Region: 13.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region: 7.7% Certificate IV Level, Cradle Coast Region: 3.8% Certificate III Level, Cradle Coast Region: 22.7% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region: 2.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region: 1.5% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: 47.7%
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, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +878 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +419 Certificate IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +440 Certificate III Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +934 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +103 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -161 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -482
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 the Cradle Coast Region 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, 51.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 47.7% had no qualifications, compared with 54.7% and 41.4% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (47.7% compared to 41.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (22.7% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.4% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.7% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III Levels (+934 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+878 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-482 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+440 local workers)

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