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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

45.4% of the local labour force in the Maranoa Regional Council 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 Maranoa 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 Maranoa 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
Maranoa Regional Council 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree88013.121.571711.018.0+163
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5357.99.34086.38.1+127
Certificate IV Level1812.73.01382.12.0+43
Certificate III Level1,22318.218.593214.317.6+291
Certificate I and II Level1011.51.41211.91.4-20
Certificate Level, nfd1382.11.7971.51.8+41
No qualification3,40050.540.63,79958.346.2-399
Inadequately described or not stated2724.03.83024.64.9-30

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, Maranoa Regional Council: 13.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Maranoa Regional Council: 7.9% Certificate IV Level, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.7% Certificate III Level, Maranoa Regional Council: 18.2% Certificate I and II Level, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.1% No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council: 50.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Maranoa Regional Council: 4.0%
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, Maranoa Regional Council: +163 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Maranoa Regional Council: +127 Certificate IV Level, Maranoa Regional Council: +43 Certificate III Level, Maranoa Regional Council: +291 Certificate I and II Level, Maranoa Regional Council: -20 Certificate Level, nfd, Maranoa Regional Council: +41 No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council: -399 Inadequately described or not stated, Maranoa Regional Council: -30
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 Maranoa Regional Council 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, 45.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 50.5% had no qualifications, compared with 55.6% and 40.6% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (50.5% compared to 40.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.1% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.9% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-399 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+291 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+163 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+127 local labour force )

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