Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilEconomic profile
Skip to content

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

46.9% of the female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 63.6% for NSW.

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%NSW%Number%NSW%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1610.935.22110.626.7-5
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1812.213.0168.012.7+2
Certificate I and II Level74.81.931.52.3+4
Certificate III & IV Level2315.610.22613.19.5-3
Certificate Level, nfd53.43.394.52.9-4
No qualification7349.733.611859.340.9-45
Inadequately described or not stated53.42.863.05.0-1

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, NSW - Wholesale Trade female  : 35.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW - Wholesale Trade female  : 13.0% Certificate I and II Level, NSW - Wholesale Trade female  : 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, NSW - Wholesale Trade female  : 10.2% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW - Wholesale Trade female  : 3.3% No qualification, NSW - Wholesale Trade female  : 33.6% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW - Wholesale Trade female  : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 10.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 12.2% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 4.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 15.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 3.4% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 49.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 3.4%
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 - Wholesale Trade: -5 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: +2 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: +4 Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -3 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -4 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -45 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -1
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 (Wholesale Trade) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 compared to NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 46.9% of the female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) held educational qualifications, and 49.7% had no qualifications, compared with 63.6% and 33.6% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between qualifications held by the female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with No qualifications (49.7% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (15.6% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Certificate I and II Levels (4.8% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.9% compared to 35.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the female resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016.

To continue building your economic story go to...

v19.10.21-1.0.0