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 Education and Training.
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||%||Education and Training||Number||%||Education and Training||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||4,220||15.9||53.6||3,649||13.1||52.8||+571|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||2,329||8.8||9.5||1,837||6.6||9.4||+492|
|Certificate I and II Level||463||1.7||1.4||428||1.5||0.9||+35|
|Certificate III & IV Level||8,539||32.1||13.8||8,222||29.4||11.4||+317|
|Certificate Level, nfd||474||1.8||1.4||381||1.4||1.4||+93|
|Inadequately described or not stated||758||2.9||2.2||1,142||4.1||2.4||-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 Education and Training 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 79.6% and 18.2% respectively for Education and Training.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Gladstone Regional Council area and Education and Training were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.9% compared to 53.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (36.9% compared to 18.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (32.1% compared to 13.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (8.8% compared to 9.5%)
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)