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Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

69.0% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Balonne Shire have qualifications, compared to 77.8% 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 Balonne Shire'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 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
Balonne Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1551.752.31532.649.00
Advanced Diploma or Diploma00.011.836.511.3-3
Certificate I and II Level00.00.900.01.10
Certificate III & IV Level517.211.348.710.1+1
Certificate Level, nfd00.01.600.01.70
No qualification931.020.12452.224.1-15
Inadequately described or not stated00.02.100.02.60

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 52.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.8% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.6% No qualification, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 20.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 51.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Certificate I and II Level, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 17.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% No qualification, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 31.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 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, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -3 Certificate I and II Level, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +1 Certificate Level, nfd, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 No qualification, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -15 Inadequately described or not stated, Balonne Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Balonne Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 69.0% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) held educational qualifications, and 31.0% had no qualifications, compared with 77.8% and 20.1% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualifications (31.0% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (17.2% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (0.0% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in Balonne Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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