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Local workers - Qualifications - Manufacturing

In Gladstone Regional Council area, the Manufacturing workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Queensland.

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 - Manufacturing20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree50313.511.554110.98.9-38
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2526.87.92635.36.2-11
Certificate I and II Level280.81.3390.81.2-11
Certificate III & IV Level1,73446.533.52,03741.232.2-303
Certificate Level, nfd541.41.8531.11.3+1
No qualification1,08329.041.61,85837.646.3-775
Inadequately described or not stated752.02.41503.03.9-75

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, Queensland: 11.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 7.9% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland: 33.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 1.8% No qualification, Queensland: 41.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gladstone Regional Council area: 13.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.8% Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area: 46.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.4% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area: 29.0%
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 - Manufacturing: -38 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -11 Certificate I and II Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -11 Certificate III & IV Level, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -303 Certificate Level, nfd, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +1 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -775
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 Manufacturing in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 22.4% of the Manufacturing held educational qualifications, and 29.0% had no qualifications, compared with 22.5% and 41.6% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Manufacturing workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (46.5% compared to 33.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.5% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (29.0% compared to 41.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.8% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-775 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-303 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-38 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-11 local workers)

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