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Bulloo Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Bulloo Shire, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Wholesale Trade workforce.

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.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Bulloo Shire is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for Bulloo Shire.

Local workers qualifications
Bulloo Shire - All industries2016
Qualification levelNumber%Wholesale Trade %
Bachelor or Higher degree227.7--
Advanced Diploma or Diploma248.4--
Certificate I and II Level62.1--
Certificate III & IV Level11239.2--
Certificate Level, nfd51.7--
No qualification10737.4--
Inadequately described or not stated103.5--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, All industries: 7.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 8.4% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 39.2% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 1.7% No qualification, All industries: 37.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Bulloo Shire in 2016 compared to the Wholesale Trade workforce within Bulloo Shire shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 19.9% of the held educational qualifications, and 37.4% had no qualifications, compared with 0.0% and 0.0% respectively for the Wholesale Trade workforce within Bulloo Shire.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Bulloo Shire and the Wholesale Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (39.2% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (37.4% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.4% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.7% compared to 0.0%)

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