Cradle Coast Region

economic profile

cradle-coast logo

Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers - Qualifications

45.3% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 47.5% 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 resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • 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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current area:
Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Gender:
reset
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
reset
export
  • Excel
  • Word
Resident workers qualifications
Cradle Coast Region - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree855.811.7674.810.4+18
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1238.49.01158.28.5+8
Certificate I and II Level513.52.6483.42.8+3
Certificate III & IV Level36925.321.135725.621.8+12
Certificate Level, nfd342.33.1221.61.7+12
No qualification75151.449.272151.750.5+30
Inadequately described or not stated473.23.3654.74.3-18
Total Persons1,460100.0100.01,395100.0100.0+65

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 45.3% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) held educational qualifications, and 51.4% had no qualifications, compared with 47.5% and 49.2% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) of the Cradle Coast Region and (Tasmania) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Bachelor or Higher degree (5.8% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Certificate III & IV Level (25.3% compared to 21.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with No qualification (51.4% compared to 49.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (+30 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+18 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+12 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+12 persons)

To continue building your economic story go to...

Cradle Coast Region

economic profile