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Local workers - Qualifications - Public Administration and Safety

In Circular Head Council area, the Public Administration and Safety workforce has a similar proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Financial and Insurance Services workforce.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Circular Head Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Financial and Insurance Services %Number%Financial and Insurance Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1315.716.11818.67.5-5
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1518.122.61616.510.0-1
Certificate I and II Level------33.17.5--
Certificate III & IV Level2732.516.12525.817.5+2
Certificate Level, nfd------33.10.0--
No qualification2428.945.22828.957.5-4
Inadequately described or not stated44.8--44.10.00

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Financial and Insurance Services: 16.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Financial and Insurance Services: 22.6% Certificate III & IV Level, Financial and Insurance Services: 16.1% No qualification, Financial and Insurance Services: 45.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Public Administration and Safety: 15.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Public Administration and Safety: 18.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Public Administration and Safety: 32.5% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 28.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Certificate III & IV Level, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +2 No qualification, Circular Head Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -4
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 Public Administration and Safety in Circular Head Council area in 2016 compared to the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within Circular Head Council area shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 33.7% of the Public Administration and Safety held educational qualifications, and 28.9% had no qualifications, compared with 38.7% and 45.2% respectively for the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within Circular Head Council area.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Circular Head Council area and the Financial and Insurance Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (32.5% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (28.9% compared to 45.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (18.1% compared to 22.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.7% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Circular Head Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-5 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-4 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+2 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-1 local workers)

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