Coffs Harbour City
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In Coffs Harbour City, the female workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to New South Wales.
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Coffs Harbour City - All industries - Females||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||3,881||25.7||36.5||3,078||21.9||30.9||+803|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||2,258||15.0||13.0||1,693||12.1||12.3||+565|
|Certificate I and II Level||379||2.5||1.6||374||2.7||2.0||+5|
|Certificate III & IV Level||2,754||18.3||12.4||2,390||17.0||11.6||+364|
|Certificate Level, nfd||511||3.4||2.9||448||3.2||2.7||+63|
|Inadequately described or not stated||455||3.0||3.1||710||5.1||5.0||-255|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the female in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 64.9% of the female workers who held educational qualifications, and 32.1% had no qualifications, compared with 66.4% and 30.5% respectively for New South Wales.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the female workforce of Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of female local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (25.7% compared to 36.5%)
- A larger percentage of female local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (18.3% compared to 12.4%)
- A larger percentage of female local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (15.0% compared to 13.0%)
- A larger percentage of female local workers with No qualification (32.1% compared to 30.5%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the female workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+803 female local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+565 female local workers)
- No qualification (-513 female local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+364 female local workers)