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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Balonne Shire, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Queensland.

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 Balonne Shire.

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

Local workers qualifications
Balonne Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree29914.321.823210.818.5+67
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2029.69.41758.18.3+27
Certificate IV Level412.03.1421.92.1-1
Certificate III Level31214.918.531114.417.6+1
Certificate I and II Level221.11.5251.21.4-3
Certificate Level, nfd432.11.7432.01.90
No qualification1,15555.240.41,20756.045.8-52
Inadequately described or not stated201.03.61205.64.5-100

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

Local workers qualification, 2011
Local workers qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Queensland: 21.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 9.4% Certificate IV Level, Queensland: 3.1% Certificate III Level, Queensland: 18.5% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 1.7% No qualification, Queensland: 40.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Balonne Shire: 14.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balonne Shire: 9.6% Certificate IV Level, Balonne Shire: 2.0% Certificate III Level, Balonne Shire: 14.9% Certificate I and II Level, Balonne Shire: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Balonne Shire: 2.1% No qualification, Balonne Shire: 55.2%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Balonne Shire - All industries: +67 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balonne Shire - All industries: +27 Certificate IV Level, Balonne Shire - All industries: -1 Certificate III Level, Balonne Shire - All industries: +1 Certificate I and II Level, Balonne Shire - All industries: -3 Certificate Level, nfd, Balonne Shire - All industries: 0 No qualification, Balonne Shire - All industries: -52
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 in the Balonne Shire in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 43.9% of the held educational qualifications, and 55.2% had no qualifications, compared with 56.0% and 40.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (55.2% compared to 40.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.3% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (14.9% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (2.0% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in the Balonne Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+67 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-52 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+27 local workers)
  • Certificate I and II Levels (-3 local workers)

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