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Yass Valley Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Yass Valley Council area, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to NSW.

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 Canberra Region.

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

Local workers qualifications
Yass Valley Council area - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree66619.928.260517.024.4+61
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3179.510.62817.99.8+36
Certificate IV Level1173.53.3691.92.5+48
Certificate III Level59617.815.659416.715.6+2
Certificate I and II Level591.81.4411.21.5+18
Certificate Level, nfd732.22.0862.42.4-13
No qualification1,46343.834.61,68747.538.3-224
Inadequately described or not stated501.54.21865.25.5-136

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, NSW: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, NSW: 3.3% Certificate III Level, NSW: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, NSW: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW: 2.0% No qualification, NSW: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Yass Valley Council area: 19.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Yass Valley Council area: 9.5% Certificate IV Level, Yass Valley Council area: 3.5% Certificate III Level, Yass Valley Council area: 17.8% Certificate I and II Level, Yass Valley Council area: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Yass Valley Council area: 2.2% No qualification, Yass Valley Council area: 43.8%
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, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +61 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +36 Certificate IV Level, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +48 Certificate III Level, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +2 Certificate I and II Level, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: +18 Certificate Level, nfd, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: -13 No qualification, Yass Valley Council area - All industries: -224
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 Yass Valley Council area in 2011 compared to NSW 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, 54.7% of the held educational qualifications, and 43.8% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in Yass Valley Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (43.8% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (17.8% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (19.9% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.5% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Yass Valley Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • No qualifications (-224 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+61 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+48 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+36 local workers)

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