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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Dorset 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupations data for a full education analysis for the Dorset Council area.

Data source

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, the 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.
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Local workers qualifications
Dorset Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 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
Total Persons2,241100.0100.02,417100.0100.0-176

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the 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, 48.0% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 48.6% 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 Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

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

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualification (-130 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-26 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+18 local workers)
  • Certificate I and II Level (-11 local workers)

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