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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

66.2% of the female resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 75.2% 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 degree5234.454.47235.545.5-20
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2617.211.43115.312.2-5
Certificate I and II Level00.01.000.01.50
Certificate III & IV Level2214.66.12110.36.6+1
Certificate Level, nfd00.02.342.02.3-4
No qualification5133.822.86934.028.3-18
Inadequately described or not stated00.02.063.03.4-6

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 - Information Media and Telecommunications female  : 54.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications female  : 11.4% Certificate I and II Level, NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications female  : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications female  : 6.1% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications female  : 2.3% No qualification, NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications female  : 22.8% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications female  : 2.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications : 34.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications : 17.2% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications : 14.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.0% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications : 33.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.0%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: -20 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: -5 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: +1 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: -4 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: -18 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: -6
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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, 66.2% of the female resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) held educational qualifications, and 33.8% had no qualifications, compared with 75.2% and 22.8% respectively for NSW.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with No qualifications (33.8% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate III & IV Levels (14.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (17.2% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (34.4% compared to 54.4%)

Emerging groups

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

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