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Paroo Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

45.5% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in Paroo Shire have qualifications, compared to 0.0% for Wholesale Trade.

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 Paroo 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
Paroo Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Wholesale Trade%Number%Wholesale Trade%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree00.00.000.00.00
Advanced Diploma or Diploma00.00.000.013.60
Certificate I and II Level00.00.000.00.00
Certificate III & IV Level545.50.000.027.3+5
Certificate Level, nfd00.00.000.00.00
No qualification654.5100.000.059.1+6
Inadequately described or not stated00.00.000.00.00

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, Paroo Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Paroo Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Certificate I and II Level, Paroo Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Paroo Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Paroo Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% No qualification, Paroo Shire - Wholesale Trade : 100.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Paroo Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Certificate I and II Level, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 45.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% No qualification, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 54.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support 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, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Certificate I and II Level, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +5 Certificate Level, nfd, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 No qualification, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +6 Inadequately described or not stated, Paroo Shire - Administrative and Support 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 (Administrative and Support Services) in Paroo Shire in 2016 compared to Wholesale Trade shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 45.5% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) held educational qualifications, and 54.5% had no qualifications, compared with 0.0% and 100.0% respectively for Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) of Paroo Shire and Wholesale Trade were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (45.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with No qualifications (54.5% compared to 100.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in Paroo Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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