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Circular Head Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - Public Administration and Safety

In Circular Head Council area, the Public Administration and Safety workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Circular Head Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1315.736.21818.636.0-5
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1518.112.81616.511.4-1
Certificate I and II Level----1.433.11.5--
Certificate III & IV Level2732.518.02525.816.1+2
Certificate Level, nfd----2.433.11.7--
No qualification2428.927.02828.929.8-4
Inadequately described or not stated44.82.144.13.50

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Tasmania: 36.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania: 12.8% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania: 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania: 18.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania: 2.4% No qualification, Tasmania: 27.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Circular Head Council area: 15.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Circular Head Council area: 18.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Circular Head Council area: 32.5% No qualification, Circular Head Council area: 28.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Certificate III & IV Level, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +2 No qualification, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -4
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 Public Administration and Safety in Circular Head Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 33.7% of the Public Administration and Safety held educational qualifications, and 28.9% had no qualifications, compared with 52.9% and 27.0% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Circular Head Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (32.5% compared to 18.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (18.1% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.7% compared to 36.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Circular Head Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-5 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-4 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+2 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-1 local workers)

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