Local workers - Qualifications - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
In Cairns, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce has a higher 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||173||16.4||10.8||64||8.1||8.2||+109|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||83||7.9||7.7||55||7.0||6.6||+28|
|Certificate I and II Level||13||1.2||1.4||9||1.1||1.4||+4|
|Certificate III & IV Level||257||24.3||17.7||169||21.5||14.5||+88|
|Certificate Level, nfd||22||2.1||2.2||12||1.5||1.9||+10|
|Inadequately described or not stated||33||3.1||3.8||49||6.2||4.5||-16|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the 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, 51.9% of the workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) who held educational qualifications, and 45.0% had no qualifications, compared with 39.9% and 56.3% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of Cairns and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with No qualification (45.0% compared to 56.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Certificate III & IV Level (24.3% compared to 17.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Bachelor or Higher degree (16.4% compared to 10.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Inadequately described or not stated (3.1% compared to 3.8%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+109 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+88 local workers)
- No qualification (+46 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+28 local workers)