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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

50.5% of the local resident workers in the City of Ipswich have qualifications, compared to 55.6% for Queensland.

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 City of Ipswich's local resident workers relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local resident workers;
  • 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 City of Ipswich'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
City of Ipswich 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree10,34013.821.56,78810.918.0+3,551
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6,6858.99.34,4897.28.1+2,195
Certificate IV Level3,0004.03.01,6682.72.0+1,332
Certificate III Level14,95320.018.511,89819.117.6+3,055
Certificate I and II Level1,4571.91.41,0961.81.4+360
Certificate Level, nfd1,3571.81.71,1281.81.8+228
No qualification34,07645.640.631,93751.446.2+2,138
Inadequately described or not stated2,9403.93.83,1565.14.9-217

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, Queensland: 21.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 9.3% Certificate IV Level, Queensland: 3.0% Certificate III Level, Queensland: 18.5% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 1.7% No qualification, Queensland: 40.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 3.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Ipswich: 13.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Ipswich: 8.9% Certificate IV Level, City of Ipswich: 4.0% Certificate III Level, City of Ipswich: 20.0% Certificate I and II Level, City of Ipswich: 1.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Ipswich: 1.8% No qualification, City of Ipswich: 45.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich: 3.9%
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, City of Ipswich: +3,551 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Ipswich: +2,195 Certificate IV Level, City of Ipswich: +1,332 Certificate III Level, City of Ipswich: +3,055 Certificate I and II Level, City of Ipswich: +360 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Ipswich: +228 No qualification, City of Ipswich: +2,138 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich: -217
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 resident workers in the City of Ipswich in 2011 compared to Queensland 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, 50.5% of the local resident workers held educational qualifications, and 45.6% had no qualifications, compared with 55.6% and 40.6% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local resident workers of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with No qualifications (45.6% compared to 40.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with Certificate III Levels (20.0% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.8% compared to 21.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local resident workers in the City of Ipswich between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,551 local resident workers )
  • Certificate III Levels (+3,055 local resident workers )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,195 local resident workers )
  • No qualifications (+2,138 local resident workers )

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