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 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 - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||4,220||15.9||25.1||3,649||13.1||21.5||+571|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||2,329||8.8||10.9||1,837||6.6||9.3||+492|
|Certificate I and II Level||463||1.7||1.3||428||1.5||1.5||+35|
|Certificate III & IV Level||8,539||32.1||23.0||8,222||29.4||21.6||+317|
|Certificate Level, nfd||474||1.8||2.0||381||1.4||1.7||+93|
|Inadequately described or not stated||758||2.9||2.7||1,142||4.1||3.8||-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 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, 60.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 36.9% had no qualifications, compared with 62.3% and 35.0% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.9% compared to 25.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (32.1% compared to 23.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (8.8% compared to 10.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (36.9% compared to 35.0%)
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)