Bundaberg Regional Council

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Bundaberg Regional Council, the workforce has a lower proportion with University 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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for Bundaberg Regional Council.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree6,91819.329.35,39617.225.1+1,522
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,2499.111.32,7398.710.9+510
Certificate I and II Level8432.31.55941.91.3+249
Certificate III & IV Level9,72627.123.27,93525.323.0+1,791
Certificate Level, nfd6811.91.86772.22.0+4
No qualification13,49937.630.713,04741.635.0+452
Inadequately described or not stated9592.72.29533.02.7+6
Total Persons35,875100.0100.031,341100.0100.0+4,534

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Bundaberg Regional Council in 2021 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, 59.7% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 37.6% had no qualifications, compared with 67.1% and 30.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (19.3% compared to 29.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (37.6% compared to 30.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (27.1% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.1% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Level (+1,791 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,522 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+510 local workers)
  • No qualification (+452 local workers)

Bundaberg Regional Council

economic profile