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Resident workers - Qualifications

58.5% of the resident workers in the City of Ipswich have qualifications, compared to 62.4% for Queensland.

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 the City of Ipswich'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 City of Ipswich'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
City of Ipswich 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree14,31617.025.110,34613.821.5+3,970
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,32411.110.96,6748.99.3+2,650
Certificate I and II Level1,3561.61.31,4842.01.5-128
Certificate III & IV Level22,33326.523.017,95224.021.6+4,381
Certificate Level, nfd1,9372.32.01,3371.81.7+600
No qualification32,83939.035.034,07945.540.6-1,240
Inadequately described or not stated2,1812.62.72,9463.93.8-765

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, 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% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Ipswich - All industries : 17.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Ipswich - All industries : 11.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Ipswich - All industries : 1.6% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Ipswich - All industries : 26.5% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Ipswich - All industries : 2.3% No qualification, City of Ipswich - All industries : 39.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich - All industries : 2.6%
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, City of Ipswich - All industries: +3,970 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Ipswich - All industries: +2,650 Certificate I and II Level, City of Ipswich - All industries: -128 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Ipswich - All industries: +4,381 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Ipswich - All industries: +600 No qualification, City of Ipswich - All industries: -1,240 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich - All industries: -765
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 the City of Ipswich in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 58.5% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 39.0% had no qualifications, compared with 62.4% and 35.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (39.0% compared to 35.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (26.5% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.0% compared to 25.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the City of Ipswich between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+4,381 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,970 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,650 people )
  • No qualifications (-1,240 people )

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