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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

65.6% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in Goondiwindi Regional Council area have qualifications, compared to 67.5% 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 degree2032.833.01420.927.6+6
Advanced Diploma or Diploma711.518.334.515.9+4
Certificate I and II Level58.21.234.51.7+2
Certificate III & IV Level813.112.81217.911.6-4
Certificate Level, nfd00.02.300.02.10
No qualification2134.430.43552.238.3-14
Inadequately described or not stated00.02.100.02.80

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 - Financial and Insurance Services  : 33.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 18.3% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 12.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.3% No qualification, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 30.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 32.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 8.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 13.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% No qualification, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services : 34.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance 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, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services: +6 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services: +4 Certificate I and II Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services: +2 Certificate III & IV Level, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services: -4 Certificate Level, nfd, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 No qualification, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance Services: -14 Inadequately described or not stated, Goondiwindi Regional Council area - Financial and Insurance 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 (Financial and Insurance Services) 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, 65.6% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) held educational qualifications, and 34.4% had no qualifications, compared with 67.5% and 30.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) of Goondiwindi Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) with Certificate I and II Levels (8.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) with No qualifications (34.4% compared to 30.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.5% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in Goondiwindi Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016.

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