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Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers - Qualifications

14.3% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in the Cradle Coast Region have qualifications, compared to 31.9% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate 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%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree953.97.0572.35.6+38
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1476.017.61225.013.6+25
Certificate I and II Level461.91.8401.62.6+6
Certificate III & IV Level70028.528.060224.527.1+98
Certificate Level, nfd642.65.5361.51.3+28
No qualification1,32353.838.51,48260.446.1-159
Inadequately described or not stated823.31.51154.73.7-33

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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 7.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 17.6% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 28.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 5.5% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 38.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 1.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.0% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 28.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.6% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 53.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +38 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +25 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +6 Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +98 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +28 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -159 Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -33
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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 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, 14.3% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) held educational qualifications, and 53.8% had no qualifications, compared with 31.9% and 38.5% respectively for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of the Cradle Coast Region and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with No qualifications (53.8% compared to 38.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.0% compared to 17.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (3.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Certificate Level, nfds (2.6% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-159 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+98 people )

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