Murchison - Burnie Economic Region
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the Murchison - Burnie 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|
|Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||3,059||15.0||22.6||2,817||13.0||19.8||+242|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||1,776||8.7||9.2||1,596||7.4||8.2||+180|
|Certificate I and II Level||418||2.0||1.8||433||2.0||1.8||-15|
|Certificate III & IV Level||5,622||27.6||24.0||5,670||26.2||23.1||-48|
|Certificate Level, nfd||520||2.5||2.3||330||1.5||1.4||+190|
|Inadequately described or not stated||684||3.4||2.9||920||4.3||4.1||-236|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Murchison - Burnie 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, 55.8% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 40.8% 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 Murchison - Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.0% compared to 22.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (40.8% compared to 37.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (27.6% compared to 24.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (8.7% compared to 9.2%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-1,529 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+242 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+190 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+180 local workers)