Gladstone Regional Council area
Local workers - Qualifications - Wholesale Trade
In Gladstone Regional Council area, the Wholesale Trade workforce has a higher proportion with University 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||51||9.6||14.8||26||3.9||11.2||+25|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||34||6.4||9.2||33||4.9||7.8||+1|
|Certificate I and II Level||12||2.3||1.6||6||0.9||1.6||+6|
|Certificate III & IV Level||162||30.5||24.8||185||27.4||21.9||-23|
|Certificate Level, nfd||3||0.6||2.2||12||1.8||1.6||-9|
|Inadequately described or not stated||11||2.1||2.2||27||4.0||3.6||-16|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 49.2% of the workers (Wholesale Trade) who held educational qualifications, and 48.7% had no qualifications, compared with 52.5% and 45.2% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Wholesale Trade) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with Certificate III & IV Level (30.5% compared to 24.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degree (9.6% compared to 14.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with No qualification (48.7% compared to 45.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (6.4% compared to 9.2%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Wholesale Trade workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-127 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+25 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (-23 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (-9 local workers)