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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

75.7% of the female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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 degree90639.842.464032.136.7+266
Advanced Diploma or Diploma38617.016.432316.215.0+63
Certificate I and II Level321.41.2251.31.6+7
Certificate III & IV Level34615.216.028314.215.5+63
Certificate Level, nfd522.33.2482.42.9+4
No qualification49321.717.654827.522.2-55
Inadequately described or not stated602.63.21246.26.1-64

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 42.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 16.4% Certificate I and II Level, NSW - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, NSW - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 16.0% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 3.2% No qualification, NSW - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 17.6% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW - Health Care and Social Assistance female  : 3.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 39.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 17.0% Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 15.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 2.3% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 21.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 2.6%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +266 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +63 Certificate I and II Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +7 Certificate III & IV Level, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +63 Certificate Level, nfd, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -55 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -64
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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, 75.7% of the female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) held educational qualifications, and 21.7% had no qualifications, compared with 79.3% and 17.6% respectively for NSW.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with No qualifications (21.7% compared to 17.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (39.8% compared to 42.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the female resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+266 females )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+63 females )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+63 females )
  • No qualifications (-55 females )

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