West Coast Council area
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the West Coast 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|
|West Coast Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||236||12.3||22.6||262||10.3||19.8||-26|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||133||7.0||9.2||129||5.0||8.2||+4|
|Certificate I and II Level||35||1.8||1.8||49||1.9||1.8||-14|
|Certificate III & IV Level||611||32.0||24.0||799||31.3||23.1||-188|
|Certificate Level, nfd||49||2.6||2.3||30||1.2||1.4||+19|
|Inadequately described or not stated||62||3.2||2.9||114||4.5||4.1||-52|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the West Coast 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, 55.7% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 41.1% 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 West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (12.3% compared to 22.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (32.0% compared to 24.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (41.1% compared to 37.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (7.0% compared to 9.2%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the West Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-387 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (-188 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (-26 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+19 local workers)