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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Resident workers - Qualifications

28.7% of the resident workers in Greater Burnie Economic Region have qualifications, compared to 31.6% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

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 Greater Burnie Economic Region'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
Greater Burnie Economic Region 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,29515.15.73,04613.56.9+249
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,9448.919.31,7357.715.5+209
Certificate I and II Level4702.20.04552.02.6+15
Certificate III & IV Level6,23728.528.86,14227.226.3+95
Certificate Level, nfd5692.66.63501.61.3+219
No qualification8,66439.737.79,90443.943.5-1,240
Inadequately described or not stated6673.11.99304.13.9-263

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, Greater Burnie Economic Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 5.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Burnie Economic Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 19.3% Certificate I and II Level, Greater Burnie Economic Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Greater Burnie Economic Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 28.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Burnie Economic Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 6.6% No qualification, Greater Burnie Economic Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 37.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Burnie Economic Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 1.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 8.9% Certificate I and II Level, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 2.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 28.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 2.6% No qualification, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 39.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Burnie Economic 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, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +249 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +209 Certificate I and II Level, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +15 Certificate III & IV Level, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +95 Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +219 No qualification, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -1,240 Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -263
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 Greater Burnie Economic Region in 2016 compared to Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 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, 28.7% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 39.7% had no qualifications, compared with 31.6% and 37.7% respectively for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of Greater Burnie Economic Region and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.1% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate I and II Levels (2.2% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.9% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Certificate Level, nfds (2.6% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Greater Burnie Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-1,240 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+249 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+219 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+209 people )

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