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Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers - Qualifications

55.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 54.8% for King Island Council area.

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 Cradle Coast Region'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 Cradle Coast Region'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
Cradle Coast Region - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. King Island Council areaNumber%. King Island Council area2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree6,17013.915.55,66612.412.5+504
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,9528.97.73,4037.46.5+549
Certificate I and II Level9372.11.59532.11.4-16
Certificate III & IV Level12,59828.427.312,38927.024.7+209
Certificate Level, nfd1,1372.62.96851.51.1+452
No qualification18,10440.840.520,76745.347.5-2,663
Inadequately described or not stated1,4423.34.81,9534.36.4-511
Total Persons44,340100.0100.045,816100.0100.0-1,476

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 (All industries) in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to King Island Council area 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, 55.9% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 40.8% had no qualifications, compared with 54.8% and 40.5% respectively for King Island Council area.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Cradle Coast Region and (King Island Council area) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (13.9% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Inadequately described or not stated (3.3% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (8.9% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (-2,663 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+549 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+504 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+452 persons)

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