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Northern Tasmania Region

Resident workers - Qualifications

33.3% of the resident workers in the Northern Tasmania Region have qualifications, compared to 35.9% for Tasmania.

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 Northern Tasmania Region'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 Northern Tasmania Region'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
Northern Tasmania Region 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree11,81920.222.610,46517.519.8+1,354
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,2429.09.24,7307.98.2+512
Certificate I and II Level1,0661.81.81,0891.81.8-23
Certificate III & IV Level14,29124.524.114,21023.823.2+81
Certificate Level, nfd1,3312.32.38411.41.4+490
No qualification22,90339.237.126,07843.641.5-3,175
Inadequately described or not stated1,7983.12.92,3654.04.1-567

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, Tasmania : 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania : 9.2% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania : 24.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania : 2.3% No qualification, Tasmania : 37.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries : 20.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries : 9.0% Certificate I and II Level, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries : 24.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries : 2.3% No qualification, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries : 39.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries : 3.1%
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, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +1,354 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +512 Certificate I and II Level, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -23 Certificate III & IV Level, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +81 Certificate Level, nfd, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +490 No qualification, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -3,175 Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -567
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 in the Northern Tasmania Region in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 33.3% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 39.2% had no qualifications, compared with 35.9% and 37.1% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (39.2% compared to 37.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.2% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the Northern Tasmania Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-3,175 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,354 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+512 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+490 people )

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