West Tamar Council area
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the West Tamar Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Tasmania.
Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.
The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
- The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
- The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|West Tamar Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||718||19.1||22.6||802||18.2||19.8||-84|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||355||9.5||9.2||397||9.0||8.2||-42|
|Certificate I and II Level||69||1.8||1.8||96||2.2||1.8||-27|
|Certificate III & IV Level||955||25.4||24.0||1,018||23.1||23.1||-63|
|Certificate Level, nfd||96||2.6||2.3||61||1.4||1.4||+35|
|Inadequately described or not stated||129||3.4||2.9||181||4.1||4.1||-52|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the West Tamar Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 58.4% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 38.2% had no qualifications, compared with 59.9% and 37.2% respectively for Tasmania.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (19.1% compared to 22.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (25.4% compared to 24.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (38.2% compared to 37.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Inadequately described or not stated (3.4% compared to 2.9%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the West Tamar Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-411 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (-84 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (-63 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-42 local workers)