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Livingstone Shire Council area

Qualifications

4,379 people in the Livingstone Shire Council area had a tertiary qualification in 2011.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Employment Status, Income and Occupation, the Livingstone Shire Council area's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area and identify skill gaps in the labour market.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Highest qualification achieved
Livingstone Shire Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree
2,83710.912.02,30010.29.9+537
Advanced Diploma or Diploma
1,5425.97.11,1955.36.1+347
Vocational
5,64021.721.54,36119.319.1+1,279
map this data in atlas.idNo qualification12,55448.347.411,42750.551.2+1,127
Not stated
3,39913.112.03,33314.713.7+66

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Highest qualification achieved, 2011
Highest qualification achieved, 2011 Not stated, Regional QLD: 12.0% No qualification, Regional QLD: 47.4% Vocational, Regional QLD: 21.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional QLD: 7.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional QLD: 12.0% Not stated, Livingstone Shire Council area: 13.1% No qualification, Livingstone Shire Council area: 48.3% Vocational, Livingstone Shire Council area: 21.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Livingstone Shire Council area: 10.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011
Change in highest qualification achieved, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Livingstone Shire Council area: +66 No qualification, Livingstone Shire Council area: +1,127 Vocational, Livingstone Shire Council area: +1,279 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Livingstone Shire Council area: +347 Bachelor or Higher degree, Livingstone Shire Council area: +537
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the population in the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2011 compared to Regional QLD 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, 38.6% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 48.3% had no qualifications, compared with 40.6% and 47.4% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major differences between qualifications held by the population of the Livingstone Shire Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.9% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications of the population in the Livingstone Shire Council area between 2006 and 2011 were in those with:

  • Vocational qualifications (+1,279 persons)
  • No qualifications (+1,127 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+537 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+347 persons)
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