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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Fraser Coast Regional Council, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Queensland.

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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region.

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

Local workers qualifications
Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree4,11415.321.83,14312.118.5+970
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,5599.59.42,0557.98.3+503
Certificate IV Level1,1324.23.17773.02.1+354
Certificate III Level5,69021.218.55,20020.117.6+489
Certificate I and II Level5992.21.54941.91.4+105
Certificate Level, nfd5642.11.75362.11.9+28
No qualification11,85744.140.412,40947.945.8-553
Inadequately described or not stated3821.43.61,2875.04.5-905

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, Queensland: 21.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 9.4% Certificate IV Level, Queensland: 3.1% Certificate III Level, Queensland: 18.5% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 1.7% No qualification, Queensland: 40.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.5% Certificate IV Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.2% Certificate III Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 21.2% 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: 44.1%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +970 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +503 Certificate IV Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +354 Certificate III Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +489 Certificate I and II Level, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +105 Certificate Level, nfd, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +28 No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -553
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2011 compared to Queensland 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, 54.5% of the held educational qualifications, and 44.1% had no qualifications, compared with 56.0% and 40.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (44.1% compared to 40.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (21.2% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.3% compared to 21.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+970 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-553 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+503 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+489 local workers)

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