Gladstone Regional Council area
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In Gladstone Regional Council area, the male workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Construction.
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries - Males||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Construction||Number||%||Construction||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,799||12.0||4.3||1,683||10.3||4.8||+116|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||1,145||7.6||4.7||929||5.7||3.7||+216|
|Certificate I and II Level||196||1.3||0.7||157||1.0||0.8||+39|
|Certificate III & IV Level||6,307||41.9||58.5||6,478||39.5||52.2||-171|
|Certificate Level, nfd||237||1.6||1.3||140||0.9||0.5||+97|
|Inadequately described or not stated||469||3.1||3.3||686||4.2||4.0||-217|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the male in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Construction 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, 64.4% of the male workers who held educational qualifications, and 32.5% had no qualifications, compared with 69.4% and 27.2% respectively for Construction.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the male workforce of Gladstone Regional Council area and Construction were:
- A smaller percentage of male local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (41.9% compared to 58.5%)
- A larger percentage of male local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (12.0% compared to 4.3%)
- A larger percentage of male local workers with No qualification (32.5% compared to 27.2%)
- A larger percentage of male local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (7.6% compared to 4.7%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the male workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-1,452 male local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+216 male local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (-171 male local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+116 male local workers)