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Resident workers - Qualifications

58.4% of the resident workers in the Livingstone Shire Council area have qualifications, compared to 62.4% for Queensland.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for the Livingstone Shire Council area's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Livingstone Shire Council area's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Livingstone Shire Council area 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2,70917.625.12,30815.721.5+401
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,3388.710.91,1527.89.3+186
Certificate I and II Level2251.51.32421.61.5-17
Certificate III & IV Level4,41328.623.03,74625.421.6+667
Certificate Level, nfd3272.12.02111.41.7+116
No qualification5,98538.835.06,55644.540.6-571
Inadequately described or not stated4302.82.75223.53.8-92

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Queensland : 25.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland : 10.9% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland : 23.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland : 2.0% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries : 17.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries : 8.7% Certificate I and II Level, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries : 28.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries : 2.1% No qualification, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries : 38.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries : 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +401 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +186 Certificate I and II Level, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: -17 Certificate III & IV Level, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +667 Certificate Level, nfd, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +116 No qualification, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: -571 Inadequately described or not stated, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: -92
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 resident workers in the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 58.4% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 38.8% had no qualifications, compared with 62.4% and 35.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (28.6% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (38.8% compared to 35.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.6% compared to 25.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.7% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the Livingstone Shire Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+667 people )
  • No qualifications (-571 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+401 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+186 people )

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