Cassowary Coast

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Cassowary Coast, the 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupations data for a full education analysis for the Cassowary Coast.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Cassowary Coast - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree1,85316.129.31,61714.025.1+236
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,0499.111.39548.310.9+95
Certificate I and II Level2312.01.51851.61.3+46
Certificate III & IV Level3,03826.423.22,92425.423.0+114
Certificate Level, nfd1951.71.82412.12.0-46
No qualification4,70840.930.75,11644.435.0-408
Inadequately described or not stated4383.82.24804.22.7-42
Total Persons11,512100.0100.011,517100.0100.0-5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Cassowary Coast in 2021 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 55.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 40.9% had no qualifications, compared with 67.1% and 30.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the Cassowary Coast and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (16.1% compared to 29.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (40.9% compared to 30.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (26.4% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.1% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Cassowary Coast between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • No qualification (-408 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+236 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+114 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+95 local workers)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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