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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Qualifications

41.0% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in City of Launceston have qualifications, compared to 57.6% for Financial and Insurance 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 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%Financial and Insurance Services%Number%Financial and Insurance Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree897.716.7735.815.8+16
Advanced Diploma or Diploma796.816.4856.713.6-6
Certificate I and II Level141.21.2171.32.5-3
Certificate III & IV Level26923.120.226420.916.4+5
Certificate Level, nfd262.23.1171.31.7+9
No qualification65456.239.874659.048.1-92
Inadequately described or not stated322.82.6624.91.8-30

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, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 16.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 16.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 20.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 3.1% No qualification, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 39.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 7.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 23.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.2% No qualification, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 56.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.8%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +16 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -6 Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -3 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +5 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +9 No qualification, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -92 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -30
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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Financial and Insurance 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, 41.0% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) held educational qualifications, and 56.2% had no qualifications, compared with 57.6% and 39.8% respectively for Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of City of Launceston and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with No qualifications (56.2% compared to 39.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (23.1% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.8% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.7% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • No qualifications (-92 people )

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