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Resident workers - Qualifications

74.4% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston have qualifications, compared to 84.2% for Education and Training.

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%Education and Training%Number%Education and Training%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree58847.061.656446.358.8+24
Advanced Diploma or Diploma14811.88.614511.99.8+3
Certificate I and II Level110.91.1201.61.0-9
Certificate III & IV Level16213.011.712610.311.1+36
Certificate Level, nfd211.71.2201.60.9+1
No qualification29523.613.731025.515.8-15
Inadequately described or not stated252.02.1332.72.6-8

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 - Education and Training : 61.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 8.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 11.7% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.2% No qualification, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 13.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 2.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 47.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 11.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 13.0% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.7% No qualification, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 23.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.0%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +24 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -9 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +36 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +1 No qualification, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -15 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -8
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Education and Training 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, 74.4% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) held educational qualifications, and 23.6% had no qualifications, compared with 84.2% and 13.7% respectively for Education and Training.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the City of Launceston and Education and Training were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualifications (23.6% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (13.0% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (47.0% compared to 61.6%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016.

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