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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

64.6% of the resident workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 75.2% for Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 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 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 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Health Care and Social Assistance%Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree8,38428.540.17,30525.432.4+1,079
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,56312.116.13,09010.816.2+473
Certificate I and II Level3991.41.23971.41.0+2
Certificate III & IV Level6,06520.615.55,62219.615.1+443
Certificate Level, nfd5782.02.25181.82.2+60
No qualification9,72633.122.110,63837.127.6-912
Inadequately described or not stated6862.32.71,1364.05.6-450

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance : 40.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 16.1% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 15.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 2.2% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 22.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 28.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 12.1% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 20.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 2.0% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 33.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 2.3%
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: +1,079 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +473 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +2 Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +443 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +60 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -912 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -450
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Health Care and Social Assistance 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, 64.6% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 33.1% had no qualifications, compared with 75.2% and 22.1% respectively for Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (33.1% compared to 22.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.6% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (28.5% compared to 40.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.1% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,079 people )
  • No qualifications (-912 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+473 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+443 people )

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