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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

64.0% of the female resident workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 48.1% for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area's female resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the female 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree4,61332.614.83,85528.212.6+758
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,95013.811.51,68012.37.3+270
Certificate I and II Level2661.92.12501.83.2+16
Certificate III & IV Level1,86813.214.81,64612.014.6+222
Certificate Level, nfd3672.64.93492.62.4+18
No qualification4,76133.649.05,28538.755.9-524
Inadequately described or not stated3382.42.96044.44.0-266

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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 14.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 14.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 4.9% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 49.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 13.8% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 13.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 2.6% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 33.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 2.4%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +758 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +270 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +16 Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +222 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +18 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -524 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -266
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 female resident workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Transport, Postal and Warehousing shows that there was a higher proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 64.0% of the female resident workers held educational qualifications, and 33.6% had no qualifications, compared with 48.1% and 49.0% respectively for Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between qualifications held by the female resident workers of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (32.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers with No qualifications (33.6% compared to 49.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers with Certificate Level, nfds (2.6% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the female resident workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+758 females )
  • No qualifications (-524 females )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+270 females )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+222 females )

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