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George Town Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

23.3% of the resident workers in George Town Council area 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 George Town Council area'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
George Town Council area 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree25811.822.62199.019.8+39
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1557.19.21546.38.2+1
Certificate I and II Level482.21.8421.71.8+6
Certificate III & IV Level61928.424.167427.723.2-55
Certificate Level, nfd482.22.3301.21.4+18
No qualification96144.037.11,19549.141.5-234
Inadequately described or not stated934.32.91194.94.1-26

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, George Town Council area - All industries : 11.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, George Town Council area - All industries : 7.1% Certificate I and II Level, George Town Council area - All industries : 2.2% Certificate III & IV Level, George Town Council area - All industries : 28.4% Certificate Level, nfd, George Town Council area - All industries : 2.2% No qualification, George Town Council area - All industries : 44.0% Inadequately described or not stated, George Town Council area - All industries : 4.3%
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, George Town Council area - All industries: +39 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, George Town Council area - All industries: +1 Certificate I and II Level, George Town Council area - All industries: +6 Certificate III & IV Level, George Town Council area - All industries: -55 Certificate Level, nfd, George Town Council area - All industries: +18 No qualification, George Town Council area - All industries: -234 Inadequately described or not stated, George Town Council area - All industries: -26
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 George Town Council area 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, 23.3% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 44.0% had no qualifications, compared with 35.9% and 37.1% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of George Town Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (44.0% compared to 37.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (28.4% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.8% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.1% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in George Town Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-234 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-55 people )

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