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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

59.2% of the local labour force in the Yass Valley 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 Yass Valley'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 Yass Valley'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
Yass Valley 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,03326.227.91,56623.223.9+467
Advanced Diploma or Diploma77910.010.56299.39.6+150
Certificate IV Level2883.73.31732.62.4+115
Certificate III Level1,25516.215.61,07515.915.6+180
Certificate I and II Level1011.31.4821.21.4+19
Certificate Level, nfd1421.82.01562.32.4-14
No qualification2,88537.234.82,71640.238.8+169
Inadequately described or not stated2823.64.53545.25.9-72

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, Yass Valley: 26.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Yass Valley: 10.0% Certificate IV Level, Yass Valley: 3.7% Certificate III Level, Yass Valley: 16.2% Certificate I and II Level, Yass Valley: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Yass Valley: 1.8% No qualification, Yass Valley: 37.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Yass Valley: 3.6%
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, Yass Valley: +467 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Yass Valley: +150 Certificate IV Level, Yass Valley: +115 Certificate III Level, Yass Valley: +180 Certificate I and II Level, Yass Valley: +19 Certificate Level, nfd, Yass Valley: -14 No qualification, Yass Valley: +169 Inadequately described or not stated, Yass Valley: -72
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 Yass Valley in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 59.2% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 37.2% 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 Yass Valley and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (37.2% compared to 34.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (26.2% compared to 27.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+467 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+180 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (+169 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+150 local labour force )

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