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Local workers - Qualifications - Transport, Postal and Warehousing

In City of Launceston, the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Financial and Insurance Services 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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Financial and Insurance Services %Number%Financial and Insurance Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree816.615.6453.613.9+36
Advanced Diploma or Diploma766.216.5514.114.6+25
Certificate I and II Level181.51.1171.42.5+1
Certificate III & IV Level31325.719.929924.217.0+14
Certificate Level, nfd312.52.6181.51.9+13
No qualification66454.441.774260.047.9-78
Inadequately described or not stated373.02.7645.22.3-27

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, Financial and Insurance Services: 15.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Financial and Insurance Services: 16.5% Certificate I and II Level, Financial and Insurance Services: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Financial and Insurance Services: 19.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Financial and Insurance Services: 2.6% No qualification, Financial and Insurance Services: 41.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 6.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 6.2% Certificate I and II Level, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 25.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.5% No qualification, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 54.4%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +36 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +25 Certificate I and II Level, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +1 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +14 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +13 No qualification, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -78
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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing in City of Launceston in 2016 compared to the Financial and Insurance Services 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, 16.9% of the Transport, Postal and Warehousing held educational qualifications, and 54.4% had no qualifications, compared with 35.7% and 41.7% respectively for the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within City of Launceston.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce in City of Launceston and the Financial and Insurance Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (54.4% compared to 41.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.7% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.2% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.6% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-78 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+36 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+25 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+14 local workers)

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