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Resident workers - Qualifications

37.8% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Launceston have qualifications, compared to 49.0% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for the City of Launceston's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of City of Launceston's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1978.412.81737.311.1+24
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1074.613.4964.111.9+11
Certificate I and II Level713.03.3753.23.4-4
Certificate III & IV Level46019.616.640817.320.4+52
Certificate Level, nfd522.23.0231.03.9+29
No qualification1,40660.045.51,49563.445.7-89
Inadequately described or not stated522.25.4883.73.6-36

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Launceston - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 12.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 13.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 3.3% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 16.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 3.0% No qualification, City of Launceston - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 45.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 5.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 8.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 4.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 3.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 19.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.2% No qualification, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 60.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +24 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +11 Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -4 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +52 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +29 No qualification, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -89 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -36
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 resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 37.8% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) held educational qualifications, and 60.0% had no qualifications, compared with 49.0% and 45.5% respectively for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Launceston and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with No qualifications (60.0% compared to 45.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.6% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (4.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.4% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-89 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+52 people )

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