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Resident workers - Qualifications

61.3% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Coffs Harbour City have qualifications, compared to 49.1% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for Coffs Harbour City's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Coffs Harbour City's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Coffs Harbour City 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree5017.96.66017.94.1-10
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3612.99.13410.15.2+2
Certificate I and II Level41.41.372.11.3-3
Certificate III & IV Level7025.129.57723.026.5-7
Certificate Level, nfd113.92.6113.31.60
No qualification10236.647.713941.556.4-37
Inadequately described or not stated62.23.272.14.8-1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 9.1% Certificate I and II Level, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 29.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.6% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 47.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications : 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications : 12.9% Certificate I and II Level, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications : 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications : 25.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications : 3.9% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications : 36.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications : 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -10 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Certificate I and II Level, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 Certificate III & IV Level, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -7 Certificate Level, nfd, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -37 Inadequately described or not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -1
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 resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to Transport, Postal and Warehousing shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 61.3% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) held educational qualifications, and 36.6% had no qualifications, compared with 49.1% and 47.7% respectively for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of Coffs Harbour City and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.9% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with No qualifications (36.6% compared to 47.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.1% compared to 29.5%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016.

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