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Upper Lachlan Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

51.9% of the local labour force in Upper Lachlan Shire 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 Upper Lachlan Shire'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
Upper Lachlan Shire 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree52115.017.843413.515.4+87
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3379.79.12447.68.2+93
Certificate IV Level1223.54.1892.82.9+33
Certificate III Level68419.720.958618.219.9+98
Certificate I and II Level541.61.8672.11.8-13
Certificate Level, nfd852.42.1802.52.4+5
No qualification1,47842.539.41,51547.143.4-37
Inadequately described or not stated1935.64.62046.36.0-11

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, Upper Lachlan Shire: 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Upper Lachlan Shire: 9.7% Certificate IV Level, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.5% Certificate III Level, Upper Lachlan Shire: 19.7% Certificate I and II Level, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.4% No qualification, Upper Lachlan Shire: 42.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.6%
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, Upper Lachlan Shire: +87 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Upper Lachlan Shire: +93 Certificate IV Level, Upper Lachlan Shire: +33 Certificate III Level, Upper Lachlan Shire: +98 Certificate I and II Level, Upper Lachlan Shire: -13 Certificate Level, nfd, Upper Lachlan Shire: +5 No qualification, Upper Lachlan Shire: -37 Inadequately described or not stated, Upper Lachlan Shire: -11
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 Upper Lachlan Shire 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, 51.9% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 42.5% 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 Upper Lachlan Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (42.5% compared to 39.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.0% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (19.7% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Upper Lachlan Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Certificate III Levels (+98 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+93 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+87 local labour force )

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