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Resident workers - Qualifications

72.1% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 77.8% for Queensland.

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, 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 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree36323.252.347623.349.0-113
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1549.811.81627.911.3-8
Certificate I and II Level171.10.9311.51.1-14
Certificate III & IV Level57236.511.361730.210.1-45
Certificate Level, nfd251.61.6241.21.7+1
No qualification39024.920.166932.724.1-279
Inadequately described or not stated473.02.1673.32.6-20

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, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 52.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.8% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.6% No qualification, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 20.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 23.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 9.8% Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 36.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.6% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 24.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 3.0%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -113 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -8 Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -14 Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -45 Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +1 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -279 Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -20
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 72.1% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) held educational qualifications, and 24.9% had no qualifications, compared with 77.8% and 20.1% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (36.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualifications (24.9% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.2% compared to 52.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.8% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-279 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-113 people )

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