King Island Council area
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the King Island Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Tasmania.
Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.
The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
- The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
- The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|King Island Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||121||15.9||22.6||110||13.2||19.8||+11|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||63||8.3||9.2||56||6.7||8.2||+7|
|Certificate I and II Level||8||1.1||1.8||11||1.3||1.8||-3|
|Certificate III & IV Level||203||26.7||24.0||204||24.4||23.1||-1|
|Certificate Level, nfd||26||3.4||2.3||15||1.8||1.4||+11|
|Inadequately described or not stated||36||4.7||2.9||49||5.9||4.1||-13|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the King Island Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 55.5% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 39.8% had no qualifications, compared with 59.9% and 37.2% respectively for Tasmania.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the King Island Council area and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.9% compared to 22.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (26.7% compared to 24.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (39.8% compared to 37.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Inadequately described or not stated (4.7% compared to 2.9%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the King Island Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-89 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+11 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+11 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+7 local workers)