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Resident workers - Qualifications

62.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Cook Shire have qualifications, compared to 61.9% for Queensland.

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 the Cook Shire'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 the Cook Shire'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
Cook Shire - Females 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree19024.129.714920.825.1+41
Advanced Diploma or Diploma11414.512.98011.111.1+34
Certificate I and II Level243.01.6192.62.0+5
Certificate III & IV Level14918.915.29813.613.0+51
Certificate Level, nfd172.22.4141.92.2+3
No qualification25532.435.531143.342.6-56
Inadequately described or not stated384.82.6476.54.0-9
Total Females787100.0100.0718100.0100.0+69

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 resident workers (All industries) in the Cook Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of female 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, 62.8% of the female resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 32.4% had no qualifications, compared with 61.9% and 35.5% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the female resident workers (All industries) of the Cook Shire and (Queensland) were:

  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (24.1% compared to 29.7%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (18.9% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (32.4% compared to 35.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the female resident workers (All industries) in the Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (-56 females)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+51 females)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+41 females)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+34 females)

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