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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

49.4% of the local labour force in the Gympie Regional Council have qualifications, compared to 52.9% for Regional QLD.

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 the Gympie Regional Council'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 Gympie Regional Council'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
Gympie Regional Council 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,00411.516.41,58410.013.8+420
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,3888.08.91,0606.77.6+327
Certificate IV Level5933.43.23662.32.1+227
Certificate III Level3,86322.321.03,22920.519.5+634
Certificate I and II Level3672.11.62371.51.4+129
Certificate Level, nfd3572.11.83001.91.8+57
No qualification8,06146.543.08,18051.948.5-119
Inadequately described or not stated7194.14.18155.25.2-96

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 QLD: 16.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional QLD: 8.9% Certificate IV Level, Regional QLD: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Regional QLD: 21.0% Certificate I and II Level, Regional QLD: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Regional QLD: 1.8% No qualification, Regional QLD: 43.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional QLD: 4.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gympie Regional Council: 11.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gympie Regional Council: 8.0% Certificate IV Level, Gympie Regional Council: 3.4% Certificate III Level, Gympie Regional Council: 22.3% Certificate I and II Level, Gympie Regional Council: 2.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Gympie Regional Council: 2.1% No qualification, Gympie Regional Council: 46.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Gympie Regional Council: 4.1%
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, Gympie Regional Council: +420 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gympie Regional Council: +327 Certificate IV Level, Gympie Regional Council: +227 Certificate III Level, Gympie Regional Council: +634 Certificate I and II Level, Gympie Regional Council: +129 Certificate Level, nfd, Gympie Regional Council: +57 No qualification, Gympie Regional Council: -119 Inadequately described or not stated, Gympie Regional Council: -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 the Gympie Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional QLD 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, 49.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 46.5% had no qualifications, compared with 52.9% and 43.0% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of the Gympie Regional Council and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (46.5% compared to 43.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (22.3% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.5% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III Levels (+634 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+420 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+327 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+227 local labour force )

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