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King Island Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

27.5% of the resident workers in King Island Council area have qualifications, compared to 35.9% 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 King Island Council area'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, 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
King Island Council area 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree12315.522.610612.519.8+17
Advanced Diploma or Diploma617.79.2556.58.2+6
Certificate I and II Level121.51.8121.41.80
Certificate III & IV Level21727.324.120924.723.2+8
Certificate Level, nfd232.92.391.11.4+14
No qualification32240.537.140247.541.5-80
Inadequately described or not stated384.82.9546.44.1-16

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 : 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania : 9.2% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania : 24.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania : 2.3% No qualification, Tasmania : 37.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, King Island Council area - All industries : 15.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, King Island Council area - All industries : 7.7% Certificate I and II Level, King Island Council area - All industries : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, King Island Council area - All industries : 27.3% Certificate Level, nfd, King Island Council area - All industries : 2.9% No qualification, King Island Council area - All industries : 40.5% Inadequately described or not stated, King Island Council area - All industries : 4.8%
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, King Island Council area - All industries: +17 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, King Island Council area - All industries: +6 Certificate I and II Level, King Island Council area - All industries: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, King Island Council area - All industries: +8 Certificate Level, nfd, King Island Council area - All industries: +14 No qualification, King Island Council area - All industries: -80 Inadequately described or not stated, King Island Council area - All industries: -16
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 resident workers in King Island Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 27.5% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 40.5% had no qualifications, compared with 35.9% and 37.1% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of King Island Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (40.5% compared to 37.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (27.3% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.5% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.7% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers in King Island Council area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • No qualifications (-80 people )

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