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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Balonne Shire, 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 Balonne Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers qualifications
Balonne Shire - All industries2016
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %
Bachelor or Higher degree34516.425.1
Advanced Diploma or Diploma23011.010.9
Certificate I and II Level271.31.3
Certificate III & IV Level41619.823.0
Certificate Level, nfd412.02.0
No qualification96245.835.0
Inadequately described or not stated783.72.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Queensland: 25.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 10.9% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland: 23.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 2.0% No qualification, Queensland: 35.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Balonne Shire: 16.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balonne Shire: 11.0% Certificate I and II Level, Balonne Shire: 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Balonne Shire: 19.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Balonne Shire: 2.0% No qualification, Balonne Shire: 45.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Balonne Shire - All industries: +345 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balonne Shire - All industries: +230 Certificate I and II Level, Balonne Shire - All industries: +27 Certificate III & IV Level, Balonne Shire - All industries: +416 Certificate Level, nfd, Balonne Shire - All industries: +41 No qualification, Balonne Shire - All industries: +962
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Balonne Shire in 2016 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, 30.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 45.8% had no qualifications, compared with 39.3% and 35.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (45.8% compared to 35.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.4% compared to 25.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.8% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in the Balonne Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (+962 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+416 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+345 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+230 local workers)

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