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Dorset Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Dorset Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary 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.

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, Dorset Council area 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
Dorset Council area - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree26611.922.624810.319.8+18
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1627.29.21526.38.2+10
Certificate I and II Level492.21.8602.51.8-11
Certificate III & IV Level56125.024.058724.323.1-26
Certificate Level, nfd371.72.3361.51.4+1
No qualification1,08948.637.21,21950.441.6-130
Inadequately described or not stated773.42.91154.84.1-38

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, Tasmania: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tasmania: 9.2% Certificate I and II Level, Tasmania: 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Tasmania: 24.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Tasmania: 2.3% No qualification, Tasmania: 37.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Dorset Council area: 11.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Dorset Council area: 7.2% Certificate I and II Level, Dorset Council area: 2.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Dorset Council area: 25.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Dorset Council area: 1.7% No qualification, Dorset Council area: 48.6%
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, Dorset Council area - All industries: +18 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Dorset Council area - All industries: +10 Certificate I and II Level, Dorset Council area - All industries: -11 Certificate III & IV Level, Dorset Council area - All industries: -26 Certificate Level, nfd, Dorset Council area - All industries: +1 No qualification, Dorset Council area - All industries: -130
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 Dorset Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 22.9% of the held educational qualifications, and 48.6% had no qualifications, compared with 35.9% and 37.2% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (48.6% compared to 37.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.0% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.9% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.2% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Dorset Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-130 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-26 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+18 local workers)
  • Certificate I and II Levels (-11 local workers)

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