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Developing East Arnhem Limited area

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

52.4% of the local labour force in Developing East Arnhem Limited area have qualifications, compared to 56.3% for Northern Territory.

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 Developing East Arnhem Limited 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area'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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Northern Territory%Number%Northern Territory%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree84817.421.461113.018.0+237
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3577.39.22986.38.2+59
Certificate IV Level1723.54.2851.83.0+87
Certificate III Level98520.218.193519.817.2+50
Certificate I and II Level1082.22.01012.12.0+7
Certificate Level, nfd871.81.4821.71.8+5
No qualification2,09342.939.22,28248.444.4-189
Inadequately described or not stated2324.84.63236.85.5-91

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, Northern Territory: 21.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Northern Territory: 9.2% Certificate IV Level, Northern Territory: 4.2% Certificate III Level, Northern Territory: 18.1% Certificate I and II Level, Northern Territory: 2.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Northern Territory: 1.4% No qualification, Northern Territory: 39.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Territory: 4.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 17.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 7.3% Certificate IV Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 3.5% Certificate III Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 20.2% Certificate I and II Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 2.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.8% No qualification, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 42.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 4.8%
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 resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +237 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +59 Certificate IV Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +87 Certificate III Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +50 Certificate I and II Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +7 Certificate Level, nfd, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +5 No qualification, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -189 Inadequately described or not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -91
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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2011 compared to Northern Territory 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, 52.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 42.9% had no qualifications, compared with 56.3% and 39.2% respectively for Northern Territory.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Developing East Arnhem Limited area and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (42.9% compared to 39.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (20.2% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.4% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.3% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Developing East Arnhem Limited area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+237 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-189 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+87 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+59 local labour force )

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