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Resident workers - Qualifications

35.5% of the female resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 43.0% 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 female resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the female 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 - Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,86418.127.13,44416.123.5+420
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,40911.310.71,9629.29.4+447
Certificate I and II Level5982.82.36573.12.5-59
Certificate III & IV Level4,13919.316.53,75717.615.0+382
Certificate Level, nfd7323.42.94572.12.0+275
No qualification8,92041.737.610,06847.243.1-1,148
Inadequately described or not stated7303.42.99874.64.4-257

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 : 27.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania : 10.7% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania : 2.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania : 16.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania : 2.9% No qualification, Tasmania : 37.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 18.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 11.3% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 2.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 19.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 3.4% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 41.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 3.4%
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: +420 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +447 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -59 Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +382 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +275 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -1,148 Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -257
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 female resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 35.5% of the female resident workers held educational qualifications, and 41.7% had no qualifications, compared with 43.0% and 37.6% respectively for Tasmania.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers with No qualifications (41.7% compared to 37.6%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.3% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.1% compared to 27.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-1,148 females )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+447 females )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+420 females )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+382 females )

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