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Central Coast Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Central Coast Council area, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Central Coast Council area.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers qualifications
Central Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree16,49218.328.213,66315.924.4+2,829
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,17210.210.68,0759.49.8+1,097
Certificate IV Level4,0394.53.32,6803.12.5+1,359
Certificate III Level16,86718.715.615,60418.115.6+1,263
Certificate I and II Level1,6781.91.41,5511.81.5+127
Certificate Level, nfd2,2632.52.02,2992.72.4-36
No qualification38,20242.434.637,09243.138.3+1,110
Inadequately described or not stated1,3771.54.25,0725.95.5-3,695

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2011
Local workers qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, New South Wales: 3.3% Certificate III Level, New South Wales: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Central Coast Council area: 18.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central Coast Council area: 10.2% Certificate IV Level, Central Coast Council area: 4.5% Certificate III Level, Central Coast Council area: 18.7% Certificate I and II Level, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Central Coast Council area: 2.5% No qualification, Central Coast Council area: 42.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +2,829 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,097 Certificate IV Level, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,359 Certificate III Level, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,263 Certificate I and II Level, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +127 Certificate Level, nfd, Central Coast Council area - All industries: -36 No qualification, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,110
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 56.1% of the held educational qualifications, and 42.4% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (42.4% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (18.7% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.3% compared to 28.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,829 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+1,359 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+1,263 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+1,110 local workers)

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