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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, the 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, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region 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
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,05915.022.62,81713.019.8+242
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,7768.79.21,5967.48.2+180
Certificate I and II Level4182.01.84332.01.8-15
Certificate III & IV Level5,62227.624.05,67026.223.1-48
Certificate Level, nfd5202.52.33301.51.4+190
No qualification8,32740.837.29,85645.641.6-1,529
Inadequately described or not stated6843.42.99204.34.1-236

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: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania: 9.2% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania: 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania: 24.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania: 2.3% No qualification, Tasmania: 37.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 8.7% Certificate I and II Level, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 2.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 27.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 2.5% No qualification, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 40.8%
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, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +242 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +180 Certificate I and II Level, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -15 Certificate III & IV Level, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -48 Certificate Level, nfd, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +190 No qualification, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -1,529
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 in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region 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, 28.3% of the held educational qualifications, and 40.8% had no qualifications, compared with 35.9% and 37.2% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (40.8% compared to 37.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (27.6% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.0% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.7% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-1,529 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+242 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+190 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+180 local workers)

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