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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Maranoa Regional Council, 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 Maranoa Regional Council.

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

Local workers qualifications
Maranoa Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree95014.521.872812.018.5+222
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5448.39.43906.48.3+154
Certificate IV Level2073.23.11272.12.1+80
Certificate III Level1,23218.918.586814.317.6+364
Certificate I and II Level1191.81.51011.71.4+18
Certificate Level, nfd1051.61.7931.51.9+12
No qualification3,31150.740.43,51257.845.8-201
Inadequately described or not stated671.03.62584.24.5-191

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, Maranoa Regional Council: 14.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Maranoa Regional Council: 8.3% Certificate IV Level, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Maranoa Regional Council: 18.9% Certificate I and II Level, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.6% No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council: 50.7%
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, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +222 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +154 Certificate IV Level, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +80 Certificate III Level, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +364 Certificate I and II Level, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +18 Certificate Level, nfd, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +12 No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -201
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 Maranoa Regional Council 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, 48.3% of the held educational qualifications, and 50.7% had no qualifications, compared with 56.0% and 40.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (50.7% compared to 40.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Levels (1.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.5% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.3% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III Levels (+364 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+222 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-201 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+154 local workers)

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