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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Flinders Council, 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, Flinders Council 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
Flinders Council - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree7317.822.65614.119.8+17
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4911.99.24110.48.2+8
Certificate I and II Level81.91.882.01.80
Certificate III & IV Level9723.624.09223.223.1+5
Certificate Level, nfd81.92.341.01.4+4
No qualification15237.037.218346.241.6-31
Inadequately described or not stated245.82.9123.04.1+12

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, Flinders Council: 17.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Flinders Council: 11.9% Certificate I and II Level, Flinders Council: 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Flinders Council: 23.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Flinders Council: 1.9% No qualification, Flinders Council: 37.0%
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, Flinders Council - All industries: +17 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Flinders Council - All industries: +8 Certificate I and II Level, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Flinders Council - All industries: +5 Certificate Level, nfd, Flinders Council - All industries: +4 No qualification, Flinders Council - All industries: -31
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 Flinders Council 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 similar proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 33.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 37.0% had no qualifications, compared with 35.9% and 37.2% respectively for Tasmania.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.9% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.8% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (23.6% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (1.9% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-31 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+17 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+8 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+5 local workers)

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