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Resident workers - Qualifications

71.8% of the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns have qualifications, compared to 71.4% 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 Cairns's female resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the female resident workforce;
  • 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 Cairns'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Cairns - Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree89836.138.673529.934.1+163
Advanced Diploma or Diploma40416.215.636414.813.3+40
Certificate I and II Level421.71.5542.21.9-12
Certificate III & IV Level38815.613.837415.212.8+14
Certificate Level, nfd542.22.0582.42.1-4
No qualification65326.226.880232.633.2-149
Inadequately described or not stated492.01.7753.02.6-26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 38.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 13.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 2.0% No qualification, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 26.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 1.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety : 36.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety : 16.2% Certificate I and II Level, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety : 1.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety : 15.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety : 2.2% No qualification, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety : 26.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety : 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +163 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +40 Certificate I and II Level, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -12 Certificate III & IV Level, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: +14 Certificate Level, nfd, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -4 No qualification, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -149 Inadequately described or not stated, Cairns - Public Administration and Safety: -26
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 71.8% of the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) held educational qualifications, and 26.2% had no qualifications, compared with 71.4% and 26.8% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Certificate III & IV Levels (15.6% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (36.1% compared to 38.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+163 females )
  • No qualifications (-149 females )

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