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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region.

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

Local workers qualifications
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree12,27814.621.89,91012.118.5+2,368
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,2328.69.45,7327.08.3+1,500
Certificate IV Level3,0673.73.12,0722.52.1+995
Certificate III Level16,72420.018.515,47818.917.6+1,246
Certificate I and II Level1,7942.11.51,5141.81.4+280
Certificate Level, nfd1,6602.01.71,6432.01.9+17
No qualification40,00247.740.441,83951.045.8-1,837
Inadequately described or not stated1,0651.33.63,9004.84.5-2,835

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.6% Certificate IV Level, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.7% Certificate III Level, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 20.0% Certificate I and II Level, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.1% Certificate Level, nfd, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.0% No qualification, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 47.7%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +2,368 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,500 Certificate IV Level, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +995 Certificate III Level, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,246 Certificate I and II Level, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +280 Certificate Level, nfd, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +17 No qualification, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -1,837
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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, 51.0% of the held educational qualifications, and 47.7% had no qualifications, compared with 56.0% and 40.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (47.7% compared to 40.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (20.0% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.6% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.6% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,368 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-1,837 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,500 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+1,246 local workers)

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