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Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

56.2% of the local labour force in Snowy Monaro 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 Snowy Monaro 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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,68817.917.81,44916.015.4+239
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8378.99.17778.68.2+60
Certificate IV Level4094.34.12552.82.9+154
Certificate III Level2,00621.220.91,87020.619.9+136
Certificate I and II Level1791.91.81872.11.8-8
Certificate Level, nfd1982.12.12002.22.4-2
No qualification3,66838.839.43,78141.643.4-113
Inadequately described or not stated4695.04.65656.26.0-96

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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 8.9% Certificate IV Level, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 4.3% Certificate III Level, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 21.2% Certificate I and II Level, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 2.1% No qualification, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 38.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 5.0%
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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +239 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +60 Certificate IV Level, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +154 Certificate III Level, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +136 Certificate I and II Level, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -8 Certificate Level, nfd, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -2 No qualification, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -113 Inadequately described or not stated, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: -96
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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar 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, 56.2% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 38.8% had no qualifications, compared with 55.9% and 39.4% respectively for Regional NSW.

There were no major differences in qualifications held by the local labour force between Snowy Monaro Regional Council area and Regional NSW in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+239 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+154 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+136 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-113 local labour force )

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