City of Ipswich
Resident workers - Qualifications
37.1% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Ipswich have qualifications, compared to 42.3% 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.
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||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||283||6.1||11.8||146||3.8||8.7||+137||25001|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||357||7.7||9.2||197||5.1||7.2||+160||25002|
|Certificate I and II Level||136||2.9||2.2||136||3.5||2.5||0||25005|
|Certificate III & IV Level||877||18.8||17.5||609||15.8||15.8||+268||25006|
|Certificate Level, nfd||74||1.6||1.7||56||1.5||1.5||+18||25007|
|Inadequately described or not stated||106||2.3||2.5||150||3.9||4.0||-44||25009|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) 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, 37.1% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) held educational qualifications, and 60.7% had no qualifications, compared with 42.3% and 55.1% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with No qualifications (60.7% compared to 55.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (18.8% compared to 17.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (6.1% compared to 11.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.7% compared to 9.2%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Ipswich between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Certificate III & IV Levels (+268 people )
- No qualifications (+260 people )
- Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+160 people )
- Bachelor or Higher degrees (+137 people )