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||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Financial and Insurance Services%||Number||%||Financial and Insurance Services%||2011 to 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||89||7.7||16.7||73||5.8||15.8||+16||25001|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||79||6.8||16.4||85||6.7||13.6||-6||25002|
|Certificate I and II Level||14||1.2||1.2||17||1.3||2.5||-3||25005|
|Certificate III & IV Level||269||23.1||20.2||264||20.9||16.4||+5||25006|
|Certificate Level, nfd||26||2.2||3.1||17||1.3||1.7||+9||25007|
|Inadequately described or not stated||32||2.8||2.6||62||4.9||1.8||-30||25009|
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 (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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 )