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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

55.1% of the local labour force in Redland City have qualifications, compared to 55.6% for Queensland.

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 Redland City'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 Redland City'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
Redland City 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree11,59417.121.58,48913.818.0+3,105
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,23510.69.35,7369.38.1+1,499
Certificate IV Level2,1603.23.01,2142.02.0+946
Certificate III Level14,16820.918.512,37820.117.6+1,790
Certificate I and II Level9661.41.48031.31.4+163
Certificate Level, nfd1,3121.91.71,2832.11.8+29
No qualification27,90841.140.628,69846.546.2-790
Inadequately described or not stated2,6083.83.83,1295.14.9-521

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, Queensland: 21.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 9.3% Certificate IV Level, Queensland: 3.0% Certificate III Level, Queensland: 18.5% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 1.7% No qualification, Queensland: 40.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 3.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Redland City: 17.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Redland City: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, Redland City: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Redland City: 20.9% Certificate I and II Level, Redland City: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Redland City: 1.9% No qualification, Redland City: 41.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Redland City: 3.8%
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, Redland City: +3,105 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Redland City: +1,499 Certificate IV Level, Redland City: +946 Certificate III Level, Redland City: +1,790 Certificate I and II Level, Redland City: +163 Certificate Level, nfd, Redland City: +29 No qualification, Redland City: -790 Inadequately described or not stated, Redland City: -521
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 Redland City in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 55.1% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 41.1% had no qualifications, compared with 55.6% and 40.6% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (20.9% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.1% compared to 21.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Redland City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,105 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+1,790 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,499 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+946 local labour force )

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