Armidale Regional Council
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In Armidale Regional Council, the workforce has a similar proportion with University qualifications compared to New South Wales.
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Armidale Regional Council - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||4,180||31.9||32.6||3,524||27.7||27.9||+656|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||1,244||9.5||11.1||1,157||9.1||10.5||+87|
|Certificate I and II Level||206||1.6||1.2||225||1.8||1.4||-19|
|Certificate III & IV Level||2,578||19.7||18.7||2,450||19.3||18.8||+128|
|Certificate Level, nfd||311||2.4||2.3||286||2.2||1.9||+25|
|Inadequately described or not stated||392||3.0||2.9||544||4.3||4.5||-152|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in Armidale Regional Council in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 65.0% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 32.0% had no qualifications, compared with 65.9% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.5% compared to 11.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (19.7% compared to 18.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (32.0% compared to 31.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (31.9% compared to 32.6%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Armidale Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+656 local workers)
- No qualification (-354 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+128 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+87 local workers)