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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

41.1% of the female resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 56.9% 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 degree5713.123.84912.021.2+8
Advanced Diploma or Diploma419.414.04611.313.5-5
Certificate I and II Level122.82.200.02.4+12
Certificate III & IV Level5512.613.14310.512.5+12
Certificate Level, nfd143.23.8122.93.1+2
No qualification24556.239.424359.641.9+2
Inadequately described or not stated122.83.7153.75.4-3

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 - Administrative and Support Services female  : 23.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW - Administrative and Support Services female  : 14.0% Certificate I and II Level, NSW - Administrative and Support Services female  : 2.2% Certificate III & IV Level, NSW - Administrative and Support Services female  : 13.1% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW - Administrative and Support Services female  : 3.8% No qualification, NSW - Administrative and Support Services female  : 39.4% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW - Administrative and Support Services female  : 3.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services : 13.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services : 9.4% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services : 2.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services : 12.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services : 3.2% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services : 56.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services : 2.8%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +8 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services: -5 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services: +2 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services: +2 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Administrative and Support Services: -3
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 (Administrative and Support 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, 41.1% of the female resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) held educational qualifications, and 56.2% had no qualifications, compared with 56.9% and 39.4% respectively for NSW.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with No qualifications (56.2% compared to 39.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.1% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.4% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

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

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