Gladstone Regional Council area
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In Gladstone Regional Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Administrative and Support 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||4,220||15.9||7.4||3,649||13.1||7.0||+571|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||2,329||8.8||8.5||1,837||6.6||4.8||+492|
|Certificate I and II Level||463||1.7||1.8||428||1.5||1.5||+35|
|Certificate III & IV Level||8,539||32.1||25.7||8,222||29.4||22.1||+317|
|Certificate Level, nfd||474||1.8||2.4||381||1.4||2.2||+93|
|Inadequately described or not stated||758||2.9||2.1||1,142||4.1||4.3||-384|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Administrative and Support 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 45.8% and 52.1% respectively for Administrative and Support Services.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Gladstone Regional Council area and Administrative and Support Services were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (36.9% compared to 52.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.9% compared to 7.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (32.1% compared to 25.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Inadequately described or not stated (2.9% compared to 2.1%)
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)