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Bega Valley Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Bega Valley Shire, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Bega Valley Shire.

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

Local workers qualifications
Bega Valley Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,00217.928.21,60614.824.4+396
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9928.810.68938.29.8+99
Certificate IV Level4033.63.32962.72.5+107
Certificate III Level2,31320.615.62,13019.615.6+183
Certificate I and II Level2282.01.41891.71.5+39
Certificate Level, nfd2602.32.02672.52.4-7
No qualification4,83143.134.64,83544.538.3-4
Inadequately described or not stated1851.64.26566.05.5-471

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, 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, Bega Valley Shire: 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bega Valley Shire: 8.8% Certificate IV Level, Bega Valley Shire: 3.6% Certificate III Level, Bega Valley Shire: 20.6% Certificate I and II Level, Bega Valley Shire: 2.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Bega Valley Shire: 2.3% No qualification, Bega Valley Shire: 43.1%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +396 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +99 Certificate IV Level, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +107 Certificate III Level, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +183 Certificate I and II Level, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +39 Certificate Level, nfd, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -7 No qualification, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -4
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 Bega Valley Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 55.3% of the held educational qualifications, and 43.1% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (43.1% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (20.6% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.9% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.8% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+396 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+183 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+107 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+99 local workers)

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