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City of Launceston

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In City of Launceston, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Education and Training 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%Education and Training %Number%Education and Training %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree8,17223.859.47,39121.056.1+781
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,2409.59.32,9018.310.5+339
Certificate I and II Level5891.71.06241.81.2-35
Certificate III & IV Level7,73022.613.07,71422.012.2+16
Certificate Level, nfd8062.41.55091.41.2+297
No qualification12,80537.413.514,67641.816.5-1,871
Inadequately described or not stated9292.72.41,3163.72.4-387

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, Education and Training: 59.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Education and Training: 9.3% Certificate I and II Level, Education and Training: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Education and Training: 13.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Education and Training: 1.5% No qualification, Education and Training: 13.5% 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 Education and Training workforce within City of Launceston shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 37.4% of the held educational qualifications, and 37.4% had no qualifications, compared with 71.2% and 13.5% respectively for the Education and Training workforce within City of Launceston.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (37.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (22.6% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (2.4% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.8% compared to 59.4%)

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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