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Workforce - Qualifications - All industries

Within the Armidale Regional Council, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications than New South Wales.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of 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 Armidale Regional Council.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Workforce qualifications
Armidale Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree3,12730.628.22,89328.124.4+234
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9769.610.69439.29.8+33
Certificate IV Level3923.83.32982.92.5+94
Certificate III Level1,55615.215.61,45114.115.6+105
Certificate I and II Level1731.71.42342.31.5-61
Certificate Level, nfd2492.42.02362.32.4+13
No qualification3,58535.134.63,73336.338.3-148
Inadequately described or not stated1551.54.24934.85.5-338

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

Workforce qualification, 2011
Workforce qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, New South Wales: 3.3% Certificate III Level, New South Wales: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Armidale Regional Council: 30.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Armidale Regional Council: 9.6% Certificate IV Level, Armidale Regional Council: 3.8% Certificate III Level, Armidale Regional Council: 15.2% Certificate I and II Level, Armidale Regional Council: 1.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Armidale Regional Council: 2.4% No qualification, Armidale Regional Council: 35.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in workforce qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +234 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +33 Certificate IV Level, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +94 Certificate III Level, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +105 Certificate I and II Level, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -61 Certificate Level, nfd, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: +13 No qualification, Armidale Regional Council - All industries: -148
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 workforce in the Armidale Regional Council in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a similar proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 63.4% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 35.1% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (30.6% compared to 28.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Certificate IV Levels (3.8% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (35.1% compared to 34.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+234 people)
  • No qualifications (-148 people)
  • Certificate III Levels (+105 people)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+94 people)

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