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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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupations data for a full education analysis for Coffs Harbour City.

Data source

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.
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Local workers qualifications
Coffs Harbour City - All industries - Females 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,88125.736.53,07821.930.9+803
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,25815.013.01,69312.112.3+565
Certificate I and II Level3792.51.63742.72.0+5
Certificate III & IV Level2,75418.312.42,39017.011.6+364
Certificate Level, nfd5113.42.94483.22.7+63
No qualification4,84332.130.55,35638.135.5-513
Inadequately described or not stated4553.03.17105.15.0-255
Total Females15,081100.0100.014,049100.0100.0+1,032

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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