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Resident workers - Qualifications

51.2% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 51.8% for Arts and Recreation Services.

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%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2536.011.32244.015.0+29
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2536.09.22684.810.5-15
Certificate I and II Level882.13.5921.61.9-4
Certificate III & IV Level1,49035.422.41,95434.922.3-464
Certificate Level, nfd691.65.4561.00.0+13
No qualification1,94146.247.52,81450.345.5-873
Inadequately described or not stated1112.60.71893.44.8-78

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, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 11.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 9.2% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 22.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 5.4% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 47.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing : 6.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing : 6.0% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing : 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing : 35.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing : 1.6% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing : 46.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing : 2.6%
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 - Manufacturing: +29 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -15 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -4 Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -464 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +13 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -873 Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -78
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 (Manufacturing) in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Arts and Recreation Services shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 51.2% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) held educational qualifications, and 46.2% had no qualifications, compared with 51.8% and 47.5% respectively for Arts and Recreation Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) of the Cradle Coast Region and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (35.4% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Certificate Level, nfds (1.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.0% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-873 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-464 people )

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