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Resident workers - Qualifications

59.7% of the resident workers (All industries) in Gladstone Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 32.2% for Retail Trade.

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 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 , Occupations 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers qualifications
Gladstone Regional Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Retail TradeNumber%. Retail Trade2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree4,16715.44.83,57312.63.1+594
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,2898.54.61,8476.52.9+442
Certificate I and II Level4641.73.84261.53.2+38
Certificate III & IV Level8,76532.417.88,40829.712.4+357
Certificate Level, nfd4881.81.23861.41.8+102
No qualification10,11537.465.512,48344.172.9-2,368
Inadequately described or not stated7822.92.31,1564.13.6-374
Total Persons27,070100.0100.028,279100.0100.0-1,209

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Retail Trade shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 59.7% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 37.4% had no qualifications, compared with 32.2% and 65.5% respectively for Retail Trade.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of Gladstone Regional Council area and (Retail Trade) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (37.4% compared to 65.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (32.4% compared to 17.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.4% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualification (-2,368 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+594 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+442 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+357 persons)

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