Coastal Urban Economic Region
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the Coastal Urban Economic Region, 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|
|Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||5,341||15.4||22.6||4,795||13.5||19.8||+546|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||3,253||9.4||9.2||2,782||7.8||8.2||+471|
|Certificate I and II Level||731||2.1||1.8||762||2.1||1.8||-31|
|Certificate III & IV Level||9,586||27.6||24.0||9,412||26.5||23.1||+174|
|Certificate Level, nfd||883||2.5||2.3||561||1.6||1.4||+322|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,095||3.1||2.9||1,488||4.2||4.1||-393|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Coastal Urban Economic Region 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, 56.9% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 39.9% 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.4% compared to 22.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (27.6% compared to 24.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (39.9% compared to 37.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Level (2.1% compared to 1.8%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Coastal Urban Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-1,883 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+546 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+471 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+322 local workers)