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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

51.6% of the resident workers in Goondiwindi Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 62.4% 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 Goondiwindi Regional Council area'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
Goondiwindi Regional Council area 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree74715.425.167513.321.5+72
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4839.910.93957.89.3+88
Certificate I and II Level721.51.3811.61.5-9
Certificate III & IV Level1,08722.423.01,00919.921.6+78
Certificate Level, nfd1162.42.0921.81.7+24
No qualification2,20445.435.02,58351.040.6-379
Inadequately described or not stated1483.02.72284.53.8-80

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 : 25.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland : 10.9% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland : 23.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland : 2.0% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries : 15.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries : 9.9% Certificate I and II Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries : 22.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries : 2.4% No qualification, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries : 45.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries : 3.0%
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, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries: +72 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries: +88 Certificate I and II Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries: -9 Certificate III & IV Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries: +78 Certificate Level, nfd, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries: +24 No qualification, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries: -379 Inadequately described or not stated, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - All industries: -80
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 Goondiwindi Regional Council area 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, 51.6% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 45.4% had no qualifications, compared with 62.4% and 35.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of Goondiwindi Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (45.4% compared to 35.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.4% compared to 25.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Goondiwindi Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-379 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+88 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+78 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+72 people )

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