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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Gladstone Regional Council area, the workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for Gladstone Regional Council area.

Data source

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.
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Local workers qualifications
Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste ServicesNumber%. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree4,22015.913.53,64913.112.2+571
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,3298.810.31,8376.68.9+492
Certificate I and II Level4631.71.14281.51.8+35
Certificate III & IV Level8,53932.140.98,22229.440.0+317
Certificate Level, nfd4741.81.13811.40.8+93
No qualification9,80636.930.612,27944.033.3-2,473
Inadequately described or not stated7582.92.61,1424.13.0-384
Total Persons26,589100.0100.027,938100.0100.0-1,349

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 in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 60.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 36.9% had no qualifications, compared with 66.8% and 30.6% respectively for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Gladstone Regional Council area and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (32.1% compared to 40.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (36.9% compared to 30.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (8.8% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualification (-2,473 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+571 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+492 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+317 local workers)

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