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Resident workers - Qualifications

20.0% of the male resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 29.0% 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 male resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the male 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, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Cradle Coast Region - Males20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2,29110.018.32,2199.116.4+72
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,5636.87.81,4375.97.1+126
Certificate I and II Level3201.41.23071.31.2+13
Certificate III & IV Level8,45536.931.48,62535.230.7-170
Certificate Level, nfd4141.81.62361.00.9+178
No qualification9,18340.036.710,70643.740.1-1,523
Inadequately described or not stated7173.12.99533.93.8-236

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Tasmania : 18.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania : 7.8% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania : 31.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania : 1.6% No qualification, Tasmania : 36.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 10.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 6.8% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 36.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 1.8% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 40.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +72 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +126 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +13 Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -170 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +178 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -1,523 Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -236
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the male resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion of males 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, 20.0% of the male resident workers held educational qualifications, and 40.0% had no qualifications, compared with 29.0% and 36.7% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the male resident workers of the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (36.9% compared to 31.4%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with No qualifications (40.0% compared to 36.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.0% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.8% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the male resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-1,523 males )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+178 males )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-170 males )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+126 males )

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