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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

52.8% of the local labour force in Tablelands 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 Tablelands'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 Tablelands'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
Tablelands 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,45315.121.51,22113.318.0+232
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8268.69.36427.08.1+184
Certificate IV Level2752.93.01892.12.0+86
Certificate III Level2,21523.018.51,84220.117.6+373
Certificate I and II Level1491.51.41181.31.4+31
Certificate Level, nfd1751.81.71751.91.80
No qualification4,07542.340.64,45348.646.2-378
Inadequately described or not stated4704.93.85245.74.9-54

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, Tablelands: 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tablelands: 8.6% Certificate IV Level, Tablelands: 2.9% Certificate III Level, Tablelands: 23.0% Certificate I and II Level, Tablelands: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Tablelands: 1.8% No qualification, Tablelands: 42.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Tablelands: 4.9%
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 resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Tablelands: +232 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Tablelands: +184 Certificate IV Level, Tablelands: +86 Certificate III Level, Tablelands: +373 Certificate I and II Level, Tablelands: +31 Certificate Level, nfd, Tablelands: 0 No qualification, Tablelands: -378 Inadequately described or not stated, Tablelands: -54
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 Tablelands 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, 52.8% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 42.3% 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 Tablelands and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (23.0% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (42.3% compared to 40.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.1% compared to 21.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-378 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+373 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+232 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+184 local labour force )

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