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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Qualifications

52.1% of the resident workers in the Limestone Coast region have qualifications, compared to 82.8% for Education and Training.

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 Limestone Coast region'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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Education and Training%Number%Education and Training%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,79812.751.13,36911.250.5+429
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,4708.315.12,0556.817.0+415
Certificate I and II Level6602.21.86792.21.0-19
Certificate III & IV Level7,85326.313.87,05723.411.1+796
Certificate Level, nfd8082.71.06062.01.3+202
No qualification13,32644.514.715,16650.216.9-1,840
Inadequately described or not stated1,0013.32.51,2674.22.2-266

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, Limestone Coast region - Education and Training : 51.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region - Education and Training : 15.1% Certificate I and II Level, Limestone Coast region - Education and Training : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Limestone Coast region - Education and Training : 13.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Limestone Coast region - Education and Training : 1.0% No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Education and Training : 14.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - Education and Training : 2.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 12.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 8.3% Certificate I and II Level, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 2.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 26.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 2.7% No qualification, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 44.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 3.3%
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, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +429 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +415 Certificate I and II Level, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -19 Certificate III & IV Level, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +796 Certificate Level, nfd, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +202 No qualification, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -1,840 Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -266
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Education and Training 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, 52.1% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 44.5% had no qualifications, compared with 82.8% and 14.7% respectively for Education and Training.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the Limestone Coast region and Education and Training were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (44.5% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (26.3% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.7% compared to 51.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.3% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-1,840 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+796 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+429 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+415 people )

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