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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 , Occupations 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
Coffs Harbour City - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Transport, Postal and WarehousingNumber%. Transport, Postal and Warehousing2011 - 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, nfd113.92.6113.31.6--
No qualification10236.647.713941.556.4-37
Inadequately described or not stated62.23.272.14.8-1
Total Persons279100.0100.0335100.0100.0-56

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

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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 resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males 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 degree (17.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with No qualification (36.6% compared to 47.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate III & IV Level (25.1% compared to 29.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (-37 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (-10 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-7 persons)
  • Certificate I and II Level (-3 persons)

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