Southern Flinders Region
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In Southern Flinders 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|
|Southern Flinders Region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,427||14.2||25.9||1,210||12.2||22.1||+217|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||914||9.1||10.6||762||7.7||9.4||+152|
|Certificate I and II Level||198||2.0||1.5||213||2.1||1.6||-15|
|Certificate III & IV Level||2,668||26.6||21.4||2,237||22.5||20.0||+431|
|Certificate Level, nfd||209||2.1||2.2||160||1.6||1.9||+49|
|Inadequately described or not stated||289||2.9||2.7||403||4.0||3.9||-114|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in Southern Flinders 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, 53.9% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 43.2% 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 Southern Flinders Region and South Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (14.2% compared to 25.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (43.2% compared to 35.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (26.6% compared to 21.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.1% compared to 10.6%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Southern Flinders Region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-628 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+431 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+217 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+152 local workers)