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City of Launceston

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In City of Launceston, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Wholesale Trade workforce.

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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Northern Tasmania Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Launceston in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
City of Launceston - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Wholesale Trade %Number%Wholesale Trade %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree8,17223.86.67,39121.04.5+781
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,2409.56.42,9018.34.3+339
Certificate I and II Level5891.71.96241.81.2-35
Certificate III & IV Level7,73022.626.97,71422.024.2+16
Certificate Level, nfd8062.41.95091.41.3+297
No qualification12,80537.453.014,67641.860.3-1,871
Inadequately described or not stated9292.73.41,3163.74.2-387

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.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Wholesale Trade: 6.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wholesale Trade: 6.4% Certificate I and II Level, Wholesale Trade: 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Wholesale Trade: 26.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Wholesale Trade: 1.9% No qualification, Wholesale Trade: 53.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, All industries: 23.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 9.5% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 1.7% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 22.6% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 2.4% No qualification, All industries: 37.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Launceston - All industries: +781 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - All industries: +339 Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - All industries: -35 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - All industries: +16 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - All industries: +297 No qualification, City of Launceston - All industries: -1,871
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 in City of Launceston in 2016 compared to the Wholesale Trade workforce within City of Launceston 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, 37.4% of the held educational qualifications, and 37.4% had no qualifications, compared with 16.8% and 53.0% respectively for the Wholesale Trade workforce within City of Launceston.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in City of Launceston and the Wholesale Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (37.4% compared to 53.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (22.6% compared to 26.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-1,871 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+781 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+339 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+297 local workers)

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