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Local workers - Qualifications - Mining

In Coffs Harbour City, the Mining workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce.

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 Occupation data for a full education analysis for Coffs Harbour City.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Coffs Harbour City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Coffs Harbour City - Mining20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree36.55.900.03.9+3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma715.28.2615.44.2+1
Certificate I and II Level----1.100.01.5--
Certificate III & IV Level1634.830.01846.226.6-2
Certificate Level, nfd----2.500.01.3--
No qualification2043.548.51538.557.6+5
Inadequately described or not stated----3.700.04.9--

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 5.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 8.2% Certificate I and II Level, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 30.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.5% No qualification, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 48.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Mining: 6.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mining: 15.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Mining: 34.8% No qualification, Mining: 43.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +3 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +1 Certificate III & IV Level, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: -2 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +5
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 Mining in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce within Coffs Harbour City 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, 21.7% of the Mining held educational qualifications, and 43.5% had no qualifications, compared with 17.8% and 48.5% respectively for the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce within Coffs Harbour City.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Mining workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (15.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (34.8% compared to 30.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (43.5% compared to 48.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Mining workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (+5 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-2 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1 local workers)

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