Limestone Coast region
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the Limestone Coast region, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to South Australia.
Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.
The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
- The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
- The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Limestone Coast region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||3,776||13.2||25.9||3,369||11.6||22.1||+407|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||2,383||8.4||10.6||2,036||7.0||9.4||+347|
|Certificate I and II Level||653||2.3||1.5||644||2.2||1.6||+9|
|Certificate III & IV Level||7,289||25.6||21.4||6,594||22.7||20.0||+695|
|Certificate Level, nfd||781||2.7||2.2||590||2.0||1.9||+191|
|Inadequately described or not stated||943||3.3||2.7||1,194||4.1||3.9||-251|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 52.2% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 44.5% had no qualifications, compared with 61.5% and 35.8% respectively for South Australia.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (13.2% compared to 25.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (44.5% compared to 35.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (25.6% compared to 21.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (8.4% compared to 10.6%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-1,955 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+695 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+407 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+347 local workers)