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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

53.3% of the local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council have qualifications, compared to 52.9% for Regional QLD.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for Fraser Coast Regional Council's local labour force relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local labour force;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers qualifications
Fraser Coast Regional Council 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree4,37513.616.43,27210.913.8+1,102
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,8508.88.92,2257.47.6+625
Certificate IV Level1,2924.03.28452.82.1+446
Certificate III Level7,30622.721.06,36421.219.5+941
Certificate I and II Level6932.21.65631.91.4+130
Certificate Level, nfd6632.11.85771.91.8+85
No qualification13,59242.243.014,47248.348.5-881
Inadequately described or not stated1,4594.54.11,6375.55.2-178

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

Local resident workers qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers qualifications, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional QLD: 16.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional QLD: 8.9% Certificate IV Level, Regional QLD: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Regional QLD: 21.0% Certificate I and II Level, Regional QLD: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Regional QLD: 1.8% No qualification, Regional QLD: 43.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional QLD: 4.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 13.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 8.8% Certificate IV Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.0% Certificate III Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 22.7% Certificate I and II Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.1% No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 42.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.5%
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 resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +1,102 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +625 Certificate IV Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +446 Certificate III Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +941 Certificate I and II Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +130 Certificate Level, nfd, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +85 No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -881 Inadequately described or not stated, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -178
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 local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a similar proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 53.3% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 42.2% had no qualifications, compared with 52.9% and 43.0% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Fraser Coast Regional Council and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (22.7% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.6% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,102 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+941 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-881 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+625 local labour force )

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