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Local workers - Qualifications - Accommodation and Food Services

In Gladstone Regional Council area, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the total 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 Gladstone Regional Council area.

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, Gladstone Regional 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
Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Total industries %Number%Total industries %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1065.715.9804.713.1+26
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1266.78.8744.36.6+52
Certificate I and II Level502.71.7533.11.5-3
Certificate III & IV Level35719.032.124114.129.4+116
Certificate Level, nfd231.21.8221.31.4+1
No qualification1,16662.236.91,16168.044.0+5
Inadequately described or not stated472.52.9764.54.1-29

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, All industries: 15.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 8.8% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 1.7% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 32.1% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 1.8% No qualification, All industries: 36.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Accommodation and Food Services: 5.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Accommodation and Food Services: 6.7% Certificate I and II Level, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Accommodation and Food Services: 19.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.2% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 62.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +26 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +52 Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -3 Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +116 Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +1 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +5
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 Accommodation and Food Services in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to the total workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 16.3% of the Accommodation and Food Services held educational qualifications, and 62.2% had no qualifications, compared with 28.2% and 36.9% respectively for the total workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and the total workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (62.2% compared to 36.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.0% compared to 32.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (5.7% compared to 15.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+116 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+52 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+26 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+5 local workers)

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