Dorset Council area
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Dorset Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||266||11.9||22.6||248||10.3||19.8||+18|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||162||7.2||9.2||152||6.3||8.2||+10|
|Certificate I and II Level||49||2.2||1.8||60||2.5||1.8||-11|
|Certificate III & IV Level||561||25.0||24.0||587||24.3||23.1||-26|
|Certificate Level, nfd||37||1.7||2.3||36||1.5||1.4||+1|
|Inadequately described or not stated||77||3.4||2.9||115||4.8||4.1||-38|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)