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Goulburn Mulwaree Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

52.9% of the local labour force in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area have qualifications, compared to 55.9% for Regional NSW.

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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area'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 Canberra Region'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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,67713.817.81,32411.915.4+353
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,0638.89.19378.48.2+126
Certificate IV Level5874.84.13743.42.9+213
Certificate III Level2,54721.020.92,16419.519.9+383
Certificate I and II Level2392.01.81911.71.8+48
Certificate Level, nfd2922.42.12772.52.4+15
No qualification5,09442.039.45,10346.043.4-9
Inadequately described or not stated6195.14.67256.56.0-106

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, Regional NSW: 17.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional NSW: 9.1% Certificate IV Level, Regional NSW: 4.1% Certificate III Level, Regional NSW: 20.9% Certificate I and II Level, Regional NSW: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Regional NSW: 2.1% No qualification, Regional NSW: 39.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional NSW: 4.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 13.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 8.8% Certificate IV Level, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 4.8% Certificate III Level, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 21.0% Certificate I and II Level, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 2.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 2.4% No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 42.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 5.1%
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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +353 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +126 Certificate IV Level, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +213 Certificate III Level, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +383 Certificate I and II Level, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +48 Certificate Level, nfd, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +15 No qualification, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -9 Inadequately described or not stated, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -106
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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 52.9% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 42.0% had no qualifications, compared with 55.9% and 39.4% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Goulburn Mulwaree Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (42.0% compared to 39.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.8% compared to 17.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Certificate III Levels (+383 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+353 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+213 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+126 local labour force )

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