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Local workers - Qualifications - Accommodation and Food Services

In Cairns, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Other Services workforce.

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 Cairns.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cairns in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Other Services %Number%Other Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree82811.613.55608.68.5+268
Advanced Diploma or Diploma80311.210.65328.18.8+271
Certificate I and II Level1482.11.31612.51.3-13
Certificate III & IV Level1,37519.342.11,21818.645.2+157
Certificate Level, nfd1442.01.81131.71.2+31
No qualification3,60650.527.63,60055.031.6+6
Inadequately described or not stated2383.33.13605.53.5-122

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Other Services: 13.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Other Services: 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, Other Services: 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Other Services: 42.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Other Services: 1.8% No qualification, Other Services: 27.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Accommodation and Food Services: 11.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Accommodation and Food Services: 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Accommodation and Food Services: 19.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 50.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +268 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +271 Certificate I and II Level, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -13 Certificate III & IV Level, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +157 Certificate Level, nfd, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +31 No qualification, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +6
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 Accommodation and Food Services in Cairns in 2016 compared to the Other Services workforce within Cairns shows that there was a similar proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 26.9% of the Accommodation and Food Services held educational qualifications, and 50.5% had no qualifications, compared with 27.2% and 27.6% respectively for the Other Services workforce within Cairns.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns and the Other Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (50.5% compared to 27.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Levels (2.1% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.3% compared to 42.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.6% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+271 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+268 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+157 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+31 local workers)

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