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Resident workers - Qualifications

27.5% of the resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 28.0% for Waratah-Wynyard 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, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Cradle Coast Region 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Waratah-Wynyard Council area%Number%Waratah-Wynyard Council area%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree6,17013.914.25,66612.412.9+504
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,9528.99.13,4037.48.0+549
Certificate I and II Level9372.12.19532.11.7-16
Certificate III & IV Level12,59828.429.012,38927.027.1+209
Certificate Level, nfd1,1372.62.66851.51.6+452
No qualification18,10440.839.620,76745.344.4-2,663
Inadequately described or not stated1,4423.33.41,9534.34.3-511

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Waratah-Wynyard Council area : 14.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Waratah-Wynyard Council area : 9.1% Certificate I and II Level, Waratah-Wynyard Council area : 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Waratah-Wynyard Council area : 29.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Waratah-Wynyard Council area : 2.6% No qualification, Waratah-Wynyard Council area : 39.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Waratah-Wynyard Council area : 3.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 13.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 8.9% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 28.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 2.6% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 40.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - All industries : 3.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +504 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +549 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -16 Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +209 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +452 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -2,663 Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -511
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 resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Waratah-Wynyard Council area shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 27.5% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 40.8% had no qualifications, compared with 28.0% and 39.6% respectively for Waratah-Wynyard Council area.

The major difference between the qualifications held by the resident workers of the Cradle Coast Region and Waratah-Wynyard Council area is:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (40.8% compared to 39.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-2,663 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+549 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+504 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+452 people )

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