Cradle Coast Region
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 - Females||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 to 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||3,864||18.1||27.1||3,444||16.1||23.5||+420||25001|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||2,409||11.3||10.7||1,962||9.2||9.4||+447||25002|
|Certificate I and II Level||598||2.8||2.3||657||3.1||2.5||-59||25005|
|Certificate III & IV Level||4,139||19.3||16.5||3,757||17.6||15.0||+382||25006|
|Certificate Level, nfd||732||3.4||2.9||457||2.1||2.0||+275||25007|
|Inadequately described or not stated||730||3.4||2.9||987||4.6||4.4||-257||25009|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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 )