Charters Towers Regional Council

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Charters Towers Regional Council, 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 Charters Towers Regional Council.

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
Charters Towers Regional Council - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree85817.329.368015.925.1+178
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3617.311.33027.110.9+59
Certificate I and II Level961.91.5701.61.3+26
Certificate III & IV Level1,35727.323.21,02223.923.0+335
Certificate Level, nfd671.41.8982.32.0-31
No qualification2,08141.930.71,97046.135.0+111
Inadequately described or not stated1432.92.21283.02.7+15
Total Persons4,963100.0100.04,270100.0100.0+693

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 Charters Towers Regional Council 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, 55.2% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 41.9% had no qualifications, compared with 67.1% and 30.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Charters Towers Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (17.3% compared to 29.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (41.9% compared to 30.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (27.3% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (7.3% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Charters Towers Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Level (+335 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+178 local workers)
  • No qualification (+111 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+59 local workers)

Charters Towers Regional Council

economic profile