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Resident workers - Qualifications

74.3% of the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 79.3% 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 degree41144.455.335940.248.1+52
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13714.812.411012.313.0+27
Certificate I and II Level262.81.2171.91.8+9
Certificate III & IV Level929.97.59811.07.5-6
Certificate Level, nfd212.32.9293.22.9-8
No qualification20522.218.123926.722.8-34
Inadequately described or not stated333.62.6424.74.0-9

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 55.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 12.4% Certificate I and II Level, NSW - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, NSW - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 7.5% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 2.9% No qualification, NSW - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 18.1% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 2.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 44.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 14.8% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 9.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.3% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 22.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 3.6%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +52 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +27 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +9 Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -6 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -8 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -34 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -9
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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, 74.3% of the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) held educational qualifications, and 22.2% had no qualifications, compared with 79.3% and 18.1% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between qualifications held by the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualifications (22.2% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (9.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (14.8% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (44.4% compared to 55.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+52 females )

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