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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

68.7% of the local labour force in the SHOROC Region have qualifications, compared to 60.7% for New South Wales.

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 SHOROC Region'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 SHOROC Region'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
SHOROC Region 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree50,86637.627.941,49032.323.9+9,376
Advanced Diploma or Diploma18,05313.410.516,85913.19.6+1,194
Certificate IV Level3,4062.53.32,6192.02.4+787
Certificate III Level16,14712.015.616,12812.515.6+19
Certificate I and II Level1,3931.01.41,4301.11.4-37
Certificate Level, nfd3,0012.22.03,5172.72.4-516
No qualification36,39526.934.839,00930.338.8-2,614
Inadequately described or not stated5,8534.34.57,4835.85.9-1,630

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, New South Wales: 27.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.5% Certificate IV Level, New South Wales: 3.3% Certificate III Level, New South Wales: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 4.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, SHOROC Region: 37.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, SHOROC Region: 13.4% Certificate IV Level, SHOROC Region: 2.5% Certificate III Level, SHOROC Region: 12.0% Certificate I and II Level, SHOROC Region: 1.0% Certificate Level, nfd, SHOROC Region: 2.2% No qualification, SHOROC Region: 26.9% Inadequately described or not stated, SHOROC Region: 4.3%
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, SHOROC Region: +9,376 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, SHOROC Region: +1,194 Certificate IV Level, SHOROC Region: +787 Certificate III Level, SHOROC Region: +19 Certificate I and II Level, SHOROC Region: -37 Certificate Level, nfd, SHOROC Region: -516 No qualification, SHOROC Region: -2,614 Inadequately described or not stated, SHOROC Region: -1,630
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 SHOROC Region in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 68.7% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 26.9% had no qualifications, compared with 60.7% and 34.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of the SHOROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (37.6% compared to 27.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.4% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (26.9% compared to 34.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (12.0% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in the SHOROC Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+9,376 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-2,614 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,194 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+787 local labour force )

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