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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In West Coast 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
West Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree24310.620.01989.817.6+45
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1235.48.2763.87.6+47
Certificate IV Level773.43.7512.52.7+26
Certificate III Level63927.819.548824.118.0+151
Certificate I and II Level431.91.8341.71.6+9
Certificate Level, nfd231.01.5291.41.9-6
No qualification1,12248.841.41,05251.945.8+70
Inadequately described or not stated271.23.8984.84.9-71

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, West Coast Council area: 10.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Coast Council area: 5.4% Certificate IV Level, West Coast Council area: 3.4% Certificate III Level, West Coast Council area: 27.8% Certificate I and II Level, West Coast Council area: 1.9% Certificate Level, nfd, West Coast Council area: 1.0% No qualification, West Coast Council area: 48.8%
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, West Coast Council area - All industries: +45 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, West Coast Council area - All industries: +47 Certificate IV Level, West Coast Council area - All industries: +26 Certificate III Level, West Coast Council area - All industries: +151 Certificate I and II Level, West Coast Council area - All industries: +9 Certificate Level, nfd, West Coast Council area - All industries: -6 No qualification, West Coast Council area - All industries: +70
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 West Coast 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, 50.0% of the held educational qualifications, and 48.8% had no qualifications, compared with 54.7% and 41.4% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (27.8% compared to 19.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (48.8% compared to 41.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.6% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.4% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III Levels (+151 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+70 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+47 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+45 local workers)

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