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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Qualifications

62.6% of the female resident workers (Mining) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region have qualifications, compared to 62.7% for Queensland.

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 Darling Downs and South West Region'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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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 Darling Downs and South West Region - Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree5517.332.96318.231.2-8
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4514.29.94011.69.8+5
Certificate I and II Level61.91.7102.92.0-4
Certificate III & IV Level8526.716.29226.613.4-7
Certificate Level, nfd82.52.000.01.9+8
No qualification11937.435.313539.039.1-16
Inadequately described or not stated00.02.061.72.6-6

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, Queensland - Mining female  : 32.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland - Mining female  : 9.9% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland - Mining female  : 1.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland - Mining female  : 16.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland - Mining female  : 2.0% No qualification, Queensland - Mining female  : 35.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Mining female  : 2.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining : 17.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining : 14.2% Certificate I and II Level, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining : 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining : 26.7% Certificate Level, nfd, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining : 2.5% No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining : 37.4% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining : 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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -8 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +5 Certificate I and II Level, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -4 Certificate III & IV Level, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -7 Certificate Level, nfd, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +8 No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -16 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -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 (Mining) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar 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, 62.6% of the female resident workers (Mining) held educational qualifications, and 37.4% had no qualifications, compared with 62.7% and 35.3% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the female resident workers (Mining) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Mining) with Certificate III & IV Levels (26.7% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Mining) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (14.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Mining) with No qualifications (37.4% compared to 35.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Mining) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.3% compared to 32.9%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the female resident workers (Mining) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016.

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