Goondiwindi Regional Council

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Goondiwindi Regional Council, the workforce has a lower proportion with University 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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for Goondiwindi Regional Council.

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
Goondiwindi Regional Council - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree87918.529.375715.925.1+122
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4379.211.347710.010.9-40
Certificate I and II Level721.51.5671.41.3+5
Certificate III & IV Level1,11123.423.21,04221.923.0+69
Certificate Level, nfd952.01.81152.42.0-20
No qualification2,04543.030.72,14345.035.0-98
Inadequately described or not stated1172.52.21613.42.7-44
Total Persons4,756100.0100.04,762100.0100.0-6

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 Goondiwindi Regional Council in 2021 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, 54.5% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 43.0% had no qualifications, compared with 67.1% and 30.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Goondiwindi Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (43.0% compared to 30.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (18.5% compared to 29.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.2% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Inadequately described or not stated (2.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Goondiwindi Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+122 local workers)
  • No qualification (-98 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+69 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-40 local workers)

Goondiwindi Regional Council

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