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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Ipswich, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Queensland.

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 City of Ipswich.

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

Local workers qualifications
City of Ipswich - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree9,55318.821.87,27216.118.5+2,280
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,5739.09.43,5317.88.3+1,041
Certificate IV Level2,1014.13.11,2972.92.1+804
Certificate III Level9,44118.618.58,12918.017.6+1,312
Certificate I and II Level9331.81.57551.71.4+177
Certificate Level, nfd9351.81.77981.81.9+137
No qualification22,83644.940.421,45247.545.8+1,383
Inadequately described or not stated5211.03.61,9664.44.5-1,446

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, Queensland: 21.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 9.4% Certificate IV Level, Queensland: 3.1% Certificate III Level, Queensland: 18.5% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 1.7% No qualification, Queensland: 40.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Ipswich: 18.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Ipswich: 9.0% Certificate IV Level, City of Ipswich: 4.1% Certificate III Level, City of Ipswich: 18.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Ipswich: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Ipswich: 1.8% No qualification, City of Ipswich: 44.9%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Ipswich - All industries: +2,280 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,041 Certificate IV Level, City of Ipswich - All industries: +804 Certificate III Level, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,312 Certificate I and II Level, City of Ipswich - All industries: +177 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Ipswich - All industries: +137 No qualification, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,383
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 the City of Ipswich in 2011 compared to Queensland 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, 54.1% of the held educational qualifications, and 44.9% had no qualifications, compared with 56.0% and 40.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (44.9% compared to 40.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.8% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.0% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,280 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+1,383 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+1,312 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,041 local workers)

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