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Resident workers - Qualifications

55.8% of the resident workers in Developing East Arnhem Limited area have qualifications, compared to 62.5% for Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Developing East Arnhem Limited area 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Health Care and Social Assistance%Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree60219.931.573317.226.1-131
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2397.99.33007.18.7-61
Certificate I and II Level1143.84.01022.43.0+12
Certificate III & IV Level63420.914.694722.315.6-313
Certificate Level, nfd1003.33.1801.91.8+20
No qualification1,13037.331.01,88144.240.6-751
Inadequately described or not stated2086.96.42115.04.1-3

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 31.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 9.3% Certificate I and II Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 14.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.1% No qualification, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 31.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 6.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 19.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 7.9% Certificate I and II Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 3.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 20.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 3.3% No qualification, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 37.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 6.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -131 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -61 Certificate I and II Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: +12 Certificate III & IV Level, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -313 Certificate Level, nfd, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: +20 No qualification, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -751 Inadequately described or not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -3
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 resident workers in Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2016 compared to Health Care and Social Assistance 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, 55.8% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 37.3% had no qualifications, compared with 62.5% and 31.0% respectively for Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of Developing East Arnhem Limited area and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.9% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (37.3% compared to 31.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (19.9% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.9% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Developing East Arnhem Limited area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-751 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-313 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-131 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-61 people )

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