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Resident workers - Qualifications

63.8% of the male resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 69.8% for Construction.

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 Gladstone Regional Council area's male resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the male 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 Gladstone Regional Council area'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
Gladstone Regional Council area - Males20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Construction%Number%Construction%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,72011.34.01,5809.64.1+140
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,1017.24.39085.53.6+193
Certificate I and II Level1921.30.91490.90.7+43
Certificate III & IV Level6,47742.559.26,60940.053.4-132
Certificate Level, nfd2421.61.41340.80.4+108
No qualification5,02733.027.26,44339.034.0-1,416
Inadequately described or not stated4873.23.06894.23.8-202

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, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 4.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 4.3% Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 59.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 1.4% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 27.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 3.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 11.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 7.2% Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 42.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.6% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 33.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 3.2%
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, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +140 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +193 Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +43 Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -132 Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +108 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -1,416 Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -202
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 male resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Construction shows that there was a lower proportion of males holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 63.8% of the male resident workers held educational qualifications, and 33.0% had no qualifications, compared with 69.8% and 27.2% respectively for Construction.

The major differences between qualifications held by the male resident workers of Gladstone Regional Council area and Construction were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with No qualifications (33.0% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (42.5% compared to 59.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the male resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-1,416 males )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+193 males )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+140 males )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-132 males )

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