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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

64.0% of the local labour force in Adelaide Hills Council have qualifications, compared to 55.1% for South Australia.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for Adelaide Hills Council's local labour force relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local labour force;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Adelaide Hills Council's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers qualifications
Adelaide Hills Council 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree6,48332.022.15,57728.118.5+906
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,30811.49.42,20011.18.4+108
Certificate IV Level6503.23.54782.42.5+172
Certificate III Level2,93014.416.62,80014.115.9+130
Certificate I and II Level2121.01.62381.21.5-26
Certificate Level, nfd4072.02.04842.42.2-77
No qualification6,66232.841.07,10935.846.0-447
Inadequately described or not stated6343.13.99534.85.0-319

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

Local resident workers qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers qualifications, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, South Australia: 22.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia: 9.4% Certificate IV Level, South Australia: 3.5% Certificate III Level, South Australia: 16.6% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia: 2.0% No qualification, South Australia: 41.0% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia: 3.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Adelaide Hills Council: 32.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Adelaide Hills Council: 11.4% Certificate IV Level, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Adelaide Hills Council: 14.4% Certificate I and II Level, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.0% No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council: 32.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Adelaide Hills Council: +906 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Adelaide Hills Council: +108 Certificate IV Level, Adelaide Hills Council: +172 Certificate III Level, Adelaide Hills Council: +130 Certificate I and II Level, Adelaide Hills Council: -26 Certificate Level, nfd, Adelaide Hills Council: -77 No qualification, Adelaide Hills Council: -447 Inadequately described or not stated, Adelaide Hills Council: -319
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the local labour force in Adelaide Hills Council in 2011 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 64.0% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 32.8% had no qualifications, compared with 55.1% and 41.0% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Adelaide Hills Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (32.0% compared to 22.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (32.8% compared to 41.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (14.4% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Adelaide Hills Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+906 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-447 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+172 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+130 local labour force )

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