RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Local workers - Qualifications - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||198||13.1||20.7||128||9.7||15.3||+70|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||160||10.6||12.0||117||8.8||10.5||+43|
|Certificate I and II Level||36||2.4||1.6||21||1.6||1.9||+15|
|Certificate III & IV Level||355||23.5||21.4||266||20.1||19.7||+89|
|Certificate Level, nfd||96||6.4||4.9||52||3.9||3.3||+44|
|Inadequately described or not stated||62||4.1||3.4||65||4.9||5.0||-3|
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, 56.0% of the workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) who held educational qualifications, and 39.9% had no qualifications, compared with 60.7% and 36.0% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Bachelor or Higher degree (13.1% compared to 20.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with No qualification (39.9% compared to 36.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Certificate III & IV Level (23.5% compared to 21.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Certificate Level, nfd (6.4% compared to 4.9%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Certificate III & IV Level (+89 local workers)
- No qualification (-75 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+70 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+44 local workers)