Limestone Coast region
Local workers - Qualifications - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
In the Limestone Coast region, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||239||32.7||53.2||235||36.2||49.6||+4|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||82||11.2||12.5||72||11.1||12.5||+10|
|Certificate I and II Level||19||2.6||1.0||12||1.8||1.2||+7|
|Certificate III & IV Level||144||19.7||10.7||103||15.8||9.7||+41|
|Certificate Level, nfd||25||3.4||1.9||9||1.4||1.9||+16|
|Inadequately described or not stated||18||2.5||2.1||32||4.9||2.9||-14|
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, 69.6% of the workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) who held educational qualifications, and 27.9% had no qualifications, compared with 79.4% and 18.4% respectively for South Australia.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Bachelor or Higher degree (32.7% compared to 53.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualification (27.9% compared to 18.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Level (19.7% compared to 10.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate I and II Level (2.6% compared to 1.0%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Certificate III & IV Level (+41 local workers)
- No qualification (+17 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+16 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+10 local workers)