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Local workers - Qualifications - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

In Gladstone Regional Council area, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Other Services 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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Other Services %Number%Other Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree36521.45.449423.94.9-129
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1679.87.61637.95.5+4
Certificate I and II Level171.01.5301.41.2-13
Certificate III & IV Level64637.953.962330.150.8+23
Certificate Level, nfd211.21.4291.41.2-8
No qualification43025.229.066432.132.9-234
Inadequately described or not stated603.51.2683.33.5-8

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, Other Services: 5.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Other Services: 7.6% Certificate I and II Level, Other Services: 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Other Services: 53.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Other Services: 1.4% No qualification, Other Services: 29.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 21.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.8% Certificate I and II Level, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 37.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.2% No qualification, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 25.2%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -129 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +4 Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -13 Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +23 Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -8 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -234
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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to the Other Services workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area 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, 33.4% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services held educational qualifications, and 25.2% had no qualifications, compared with 15.9% and 29.0% respectively for the Other Services workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Other Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (37.9% compared to 53.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (25.2% compared to 29.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-234 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-129 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+23 local workers)
  • Certificate I and II Levels (-13 local workers)

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