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Resident workers - Qualifications

36.2% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the Limestone Coast region have qualifications, compared to 39.1% for South Australia.

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%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1183.411.31203.38.4-2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1424.16.31083.05.0+34
Certificate I and II Level1353.92.61494.12.7-14
Certificate III & IV Level75222.016.862617.314.4+126
Certificate Level, nfd922.72.1742.01.8+18
No qualification2,10861.658.62,41566.964.0-307
Inadequately described or not stated752.22.21203.33.6-45

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, South Australia - Retail Trade  : 11.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia - Retail Trade  : 6.3% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia - Retail Trade  : 2.6% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia - Retail Trade  : 16.8% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia - Retail Trade  : 2.1% No qualification, South Australia - Retail Trade  : 58.6% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia - Retail Trade  : 2.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade : 3.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade : 4.1% Certificate I and II Level, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade : 3.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade : 22.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade : 2.7% No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade : 61.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade : 2.2%
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 - Retail Trade: -2 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade: +34 Certificate I and II Level, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade: -14 Certificate III & IV Level, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade: +126 Certificate Level, nfd, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade: +18 No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade: -307 Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - Retail Trade: -45
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 (Retail Trade) in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia 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, 36.2% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) held educational qualifications, and 61.6% had no qualifications, compared with 39.1% and 58.6% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (22.0% compared to 16.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with No qualifications (61.6% compared to 58.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (3.4% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (4.1% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-307 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+126 people )

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