Meander Valley Council

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Meander Valley Council, 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupations data for a full education analysis for Meander Valley Council.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Meander Valley Council - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree1,01018.729.397817.822.6+32
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4558.49.15069.29.2-51
Certificate I and II Level1262.31.81001.81.8+26
Certificate III & IV Level1,42026.224.01,32924.224.0+91
Certificate Level, nfd1011.91.61212.22.3-20
No qualification2,15639.831.82,27141.337.2-115
Inadequately described or not stated1452.72.41953.52.9-50
Total Persons5,413100.0100.05,500100.0100.0-87

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Meander Valley Council in 2021 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, 57.5% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 39.8% had no qualifications, compared with 65.8% and 31.8% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Meander Valley Council and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (18.7% compared to 29.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (39.8% compared to 31.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (26.2% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (8.4% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Meander Valley Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • No qualification (-115 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+91 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-51 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+32 local workers)

Meander Valley Council

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