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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Qualifications

66.1% of the resident workers (Mining) in City of Launceston have qualifications, compared to 59.4% 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 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 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
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1210.29.41811.19.6-6
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1512.75.9159.35.30
Certificate I and II Level00.01.042.50.8-4
Certificate III & IV Level4538.141.26037.038.7-15
Certificate Level, nfd65.11.800.01.0+6
No qualification3731.437.86238.340.9-25
Inadequately described or not stated32.52.831.93.80

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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 - Mining  : 9.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania - Mining  : 5.9% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania - Mining  : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania - Mining  : 41.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania - Mining  : 1.8% No qualification, Tasmania - Mining  : 37.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania - Mining  : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Launceston - Mining : 10.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Mining : 12.7% Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Mining : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Mining : 38.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Mining : 5.1% No qualification, City of Launceston - Mining : 31.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Mining : 2.5%
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 - Mining: -6 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Mining: 0 Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Mining: -4 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Mining: -15 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Mining: +6 No qualification, City of Launceston - Mining: -25 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Mining: 0
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 (Mining) in City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 66.1% of the resident workers (Mining) held educational qualifications, and 31.4% had no qualifications, compared with 59.4% and 37.8% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) of City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) with Certificate Level, nfds (5.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) with No qualifications (31.4% compared to 37.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) with Certificate III & IV Levels (38.1% compared to 41.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016.

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