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Local workers - Qualifications - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In Cairns, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce has a higher 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 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree17316.410.8648.18.2+109
Advanced Diploma or Diploma837.97.7557.06.6+28
Certificate I and II Level131.21.491.11.4+4
Certificate III & IV Level25724.317.716921.514.5+88
Certificate Level, nfd222.12.2121.51.9+10
No qualification47545.056.342954.562.9+46
Inadequately described or not stated333.13.8496.24.5-16

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, Queensland: 10.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 7.7% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland: 17.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 2.2% No qualification, Queensland: 56.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cairns: 16.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cairns: 7.9% Certificate I and II Level, Cairns: 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Cairns: 24.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Cairns: 2.1% No qualification, Cairns: 45.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +109 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +28 Certificate I and II Level, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Certificate III & IV Level, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +88 Certificate Level, nfd, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +10 No qualification, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +46
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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 27.6% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing held educational qualifications, and 45.0% had no qualifications, compared with 22.2% and 56.3% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (24.3% compared to 17.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (45.0% compared to 56.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Levels (1.2% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+109 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+88 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+46 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+28 local workers)

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