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Resident workers - Qualifications

51.3% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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 degree1,55626.87.01,17223.75.6+384
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,04518.017.676815.513.6+277
Certificate I and II Level1202.11.8921.92.6+28
Certificate III & IV Level1,38023.828.01,18123.927.1+199
Certificate Level, nfd2544.45.51162.31.3+138
No qualification1,24221.438.51,30926.446.1-67
Inadequately described or not stated2073.61.53126.33.7-105

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance : 26.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 18.0% Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 23.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.4% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 21.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.6%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +384 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +277 Certificate I and II Level, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +28 Certificate III & IV Level, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +199 Certificate Level, nfd, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +138 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -67 Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -105
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 compared to Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 51.3% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) held educational qualifications, and 21.4% 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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the Cradle Coast Region and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (26.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with No qualifications (21.4% compared to 38.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Levels (23.8% compared to 28.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate Level, nfds (4.4% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+384 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+277 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+199 people )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+138 people )

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