RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Local workers - Qualifications - Wholesale Trade
In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, the Wholesale Trade workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to Queensland.
Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.
The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
- The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
- The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||265||8.2||14.8||210||5.3||11.2||+55|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||249||7.7||9.2||219||5.6||7.8||+30|
|Certificate I and II Level||69||2.1||1.6||86||2.2||1.6||-17|
|Certificate III & IV Level||943||29.1||24.8||919||23.4||21.9||+24|
|Certificate Level, nfd||55||1.7||2.2||63||1.6||1.6||-8|
|Inadequately described or not stated||68||2.1||2.2||154||3.9||3.6||-86|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 48.7% of the workers (Wholesale Trade) who held educational qualifications, and 49.2% had no qualifications, compared with 52.5% and 45.2% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Wholesale Trade) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degree (8.2% compared to 14.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with Certificate III & IV Level (29.1% compared to 24.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with No qualification (49.2% compared to 45.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Wholesale Trade) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (7.7% compared to 9.2%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Wholesale Trade workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-686 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+55 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+30 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+24 local workers)