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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

57.0% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area have qualifications, compared to 59.9% 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 the Waratah-Wynyard 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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the Waratah-Wynyard Council area'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

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Resident workers qualifications
Waratah-Wynyard Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree75814.222.672912.919.8+29
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4869.19.24538.08.2+33
Certificate I and II Level1142.11.8951.71.8+19
Certificate III & IV Level1,54829.024.11,53227.123.2+16
Certificate Level, nfd1412.62.3931.61.4+48
No qualification2,11639.637.12,51044.441.5-394
Inadequately described or not stated1833.42.92444.34.1-61
Total Persons5,346100.0100.05,656100.0100.0-310

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 57.0% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 39.6% had no qualifications, compared with 59.9% and 37.1% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Waratah-Wynyard Council area and (Tasmania) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (14.2% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (29.0% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (39.6% compared to 37.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (-394 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+48 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+33 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+29 persons)

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