Local workers - Qualifications - Public Administration and Safety
In Cairns, the Public Administration and Safety 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Cairns - Public Administration and Safety||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,583||29.3||32.8||1,382||25.2||29.8||+201|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||1,001||18.5||16.3||897||16.4||14.4||+104|
|Certificate I and II Level||68||1.3||1.3||99||1.8||1.7||-31|
|Certificate III & IV Level||1,169||21.6||19.1||1,135||20.7||17.2||+34|
|Certificate Level, nfd||107||2.0||1.9||102||1.9||1.7||+5|
|Inadequately described or not stated||131||2.4||2.0||180||3.3||3.1||-49|
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, 72.6% of the workers (Public Administration and Safety) who held educational qualifications, and 24.9% had no qualifications, compared with 71.5% and 26.6% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Public Administration and Safety) of Cairns and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Bachelor or Higher degree (29.3% compared to 32.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Certificate III & IV Level (21.6% compared to 19.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (18.5% compared to 16.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with No qualification (24.9% compared to 26.6%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-332 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+201 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+104 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+34 local workers)