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Southern Flinders Region

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Southern Flinders Region, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Accommodation and Food Services workforce.

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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for RDA Yorke and Mid North Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Southern Flinders Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Southern Flinders Region - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,42714.21.91,21012.21.2+217
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9149.12.67627.72.5+152
Certificate I and II Level1982.03.12132.12.9-15
Certificate III & IV Level2,66826.620.32,23722.512.4+431
Certificate Level, nfd2092.11.41601.61.6+49
No qualification4,33943.268.34,96749.975.7-628
Inadequately described or not stated2892.92.54034.03.7-114

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.6% Certificate I and II Level, Accommodation and Food Services: 3.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Accommodation and Food Services: 20.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.4% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 68.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, All industries: 14.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 9.1% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 2.0% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 26.6% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 2.1% No qualification, All industries: 43.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +217 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +152 Certificate I and II Level, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -15 Certificate III & IV Level, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +431 Certificate Level, nfd, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +49 No qualification, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -628
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 in Southern Flinders Region in 2016 compared to the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Southern Flinders Region 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, 27.4% of the held educational qualifications, and 43.2% had no qualifications, compared with 9.0% and 68.3% respectively for the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Southern Flinders Region.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Southern Flinders Region and the Accommodation and Food Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (26.6% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (43.2% compared to 68.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Southern Flinders Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-628 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+431 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+217 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+152 local workers)

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