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Resident workers - Qualifications

56.5% of the resident workers in Logan City 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 Logan City'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 Logan City'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
Logan City 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree20,56315.625.116,28112.821.5+4,282
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13,93610.610.910,6658.49.3+3,271
Certificate I and II Level1,9741.51.32,2801.81.5-306
Certificate III & IV Level34,98526.523.030,43623.921.6+4,549
Certificate Level, nfd3,0562.32.02,3641.91.7+692
No qualification53,61240.635.059,81647.040.6-6,204
Inadequately described or not stated3,8242.92.75,4694.33.8-1,645

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, Logan City - All industries : 15.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Logan City - All industries : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, Logan City - All industries : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Logan City - All industries : 26.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Logan City - All industries : 2.3% No qualification, Logan City - All industries : 40.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Logan City - All industries : 2.9%
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, Logan City - All industries: +4,282 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Logan City - All industries: +3,271 Certificate I and II Level, Logan City - All industries: -306 Certificate III & IV Level, Logan City - All industries: +4,549 Certificate Level, nfd, Logan City - All industries: +692 No qualification, Logan City - All industries: -6,204 Inadequately described or not stated, Logan City - All industries: -1,645
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 Logan City 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, 56.5% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 40.6% had no qualifications, compared with 62.4% and 35.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (40.6% compared to 35.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (26.5% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.6% compared to 25.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Logan City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-6,204 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+4,549 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,282 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+3,271 people )

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