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Resident workers - Qualifications

63.4% of the resident workers in the District Council of Mount Barker have qualifications, compared to 61.6% for South Australia.

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 District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,70622.625.93,00119.822.1+705
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,97312.010.61,67211.09.4+301
Certificate I and II Level2981.81.52891.91.6+9
Certificate III & IV Level3,98824.321.43,39522.420.1+593
Certificate Level, nfd4252.62.23282.21.9+97
No qualification5,53633.835.75,91839.141.0-382
Inadequately described or not stated4592.82.75393.63.9-80

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, South Australia : 25.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia : 21.4% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia : 2.2% No qualification, South Australia : 35.7% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries : 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries : 12.0% Certificate I and II Level, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries : 24.3% Certificate Level, nfd, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries : 2.6% No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries : 33.8% Inadequately described or not stated, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries : 2.8%
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, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +705 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +301 Certificate I and II Level, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +9 Certificate III & IV Level, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +593 Certificate Level, nfd, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +97 No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: -382 Inadequately described or not stated, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: -80
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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 63.4% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 33.8% had no qualifications, compared with 61.6% and 35.7% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the District Council of Mount Barker and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (24.3% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.0% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (22.6% compared to 25.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (33.8% compared to 35.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+705 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+593 people )
  • No qualifications (-382 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+301 people )

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