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Resident workers - Qualifications

63.9% of the resident workers in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island have qualifications, compared to 61.6% for South Australia.

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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island'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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree13,84425.325.912,12222.422.1+1,722
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6,38811.710.65,83010.89.4+558
Certificate I and II Level8921.61.58811.61.6+11
Certificate III & IV Level12,51422.821.411,36321.020.1+1,151
Certificate Level, nfd1,3402.42.21,1552.11.9+185
No qualification18,24033.335.720,73038.441.0-2,490
Inadequately described or not stated1,5592.82.71,9353.63.9-376

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, South Australia : 25.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia : 21.4% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia : 2.2% No qualification, South Australia : 35.7% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 25.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 11.7% Certificate I and II Level, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 1.6% Certificate III & IV Level, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 22.8% Certificate Level, nfd, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 2.4% No qualification, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 33.3% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +1,722 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +558 Certificate I and II Level, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +11 Certificate III & IV Level, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +1,151 Certificate Level, nfd, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +185 No qualification, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -2,490 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -376
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 resident workers in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 63.9% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 33.3% had no qualifications, compared with 61.6% and 35.7% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (22.8% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (33.3% compared to 35.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-2,490 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,722 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+1,151 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+558 people )

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