Clarence Valley Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Clarence Valley Council area, the workforce has a lower 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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupations data for a full education analysis for Clarence Valley Council area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Clarence Valley Council area - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree3,56919.538.42,92117.932.6+648
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,86410.211.01,6199.911.1+245
Certificate I and II Level3932.11.23262.01.2+67
Certificate III & IV Level5,30229.018.14,44927.218.7+853
Certificate Level, nfd4642.51.95243.22.3-60
No qualification6,18933.827.05,88336.031.1+306
Inadequately described or not stated5142.82.36263.82.9-112
Total Persons18,295100.0100.016,348100.0100.0+1,947

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Clarence Valley Council area in 2021 compared to New South Wales 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, 63.4% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 33.8% had no qualifications, compared with 70.7% and 27.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Clarence Valley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (19.5% compared to 38.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (29.0% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (33.8% compared to 27.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Level (2.1% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Clarence Valley Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Level (+853 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+648 local workers)
  • No qualification (+306 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+245 local workers)

Clarence Valley Council

economic profile