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Resident workers - Qualifications

69.2% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Limestone Coast region have qualifications, compared to 79.4% 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 degree24331.853.024535.449.5-2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8411.012.58312.012.6+1
Certificate I and II Level202.61.0192.71.2+1
Certificate III & IV Level16221.210.911216.29.7+50
Certificate Level, nfd202.61.9152.21.9+5
No qualification21327.818.419628.322.2+17
Inadequately described or not stated233.02.1233.32.90

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 53.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 12.5% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 10.9% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.9% No qualification, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 18.4% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 31.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 11.0% Certificate I and II Level, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.6% Certificate III & IV Level, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 21.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.6% No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 27.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 3.0%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +1 Certificate I and II Level, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +1 Certificate III & IV Level, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +50 Certificate Level, nfd, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +17 Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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, 69.2% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) held educational qualifications, and 27.8% had no qualifications, compared with 79.4% and 18.4% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (21.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualifications (27.8% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate I and II Levels (2.6% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (31.8% compared to 53.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+50 people )

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