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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

44.5% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Goondiwindi Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 50.0% for Mining.

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%Mining%Number%Mining%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree18213.50.015211.620.4+30
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13910.30.01128.50.0+27
Certificate I and II Level151.10.0141.15.6+1
Certificate III & IV Level22917.036.718113.831.5+48
Certificate Level, nfd342.513.3403.00.0-6
No qualification70952.640.075857.642.6-49
Inadequately described or not stated392.910.0584.40.0-19

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, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Mining : 0.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Mining : 0.0% Certificate I and II Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Mining : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Mining : 36.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Mining : 13.3% No qualification, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Mining : 40.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Mining : 10.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 13.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 10.3% Certificate I and II Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 17.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.5% No qualification, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 52.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.9%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +30 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +27 Certificate I and II Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Certificate III & IV Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +48 Certificate Level, nfd, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -6 No qualification, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -49 Inadequately described or not stated, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -19
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Goondiwindi Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Mining 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, 44.5% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) held educational qualifications, and 52.6% had no qualifications, compared with 50.0% and 40.0% respectively for Mining.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of Goondiwindi Regional Council area and Mining were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with No qualifications (52.6% compared to 40.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (17.0% compared to 36.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Certificate Level, nfds (2.5% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Goondiwindi Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016.

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