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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

59.0% of the local labour force in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree7,30525.417.85,67522.415.4+1,630
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,08510.79.12,3989.58.2+687
Certificate IV Level1,0733.74.16662.62.9+407
Certificate III Level4,55315.920.93,85415.219.9+699
Certificate I and II Level3851.31.83581.41.8+27
Certificate Level, nfd5231.82.15712.32.4-48
No qualification10,63937.139.410,50141.543.4+138
Inadequately described or not stated1,1424.04.61,2875.16.0-145

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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 25.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.7% Certificate IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.7% Certificate III Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 15.9% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.8% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 37.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.0%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +1,630 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +687 Certificate IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +407 Certificate III Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +699 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +27 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -48 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +138 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -145
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 59.0% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 37.1% 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (25.4% compared to 17.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (15.9% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (37.1% compared to 39.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,630 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+699 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+687 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+407 local labour force )

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