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Quilpie Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - Mining

In Quilpie Shire, the Mining workforce has a similar proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Arts and Recreation Services 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. Quilpie 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 Quilpie Shire.

Local workers qualifications
Quilpie Shire - Mining2016
Qualification levelNumber%Arts and Recreation Services %
Bachelor or Higher degree------
Advanced Diploma or Diploma------
Certificate I and II Level------
Certificate III & IV Level1381.2--
Certificate Level, nfd------
No qualification318.8100.0
Inadequately described or not stated------

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 No qualification, Arts and Recreation Services: 100.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Mining: 81.2% No qualification, Mining: 18.8%
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 Mining in Quilpie Shire in 2016 compared to the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Quilpie Shire shows that there was a similar proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 0.0% of the Mining held educational qualifications, and 18.8% had no qualifications, compared with 0.0% and 100.0% respectively for the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Quilpie Shire.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Mining workforce in Quilpie Shire and the Arts and Recreation Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (81.2% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (18.8% compared to 100.0%)

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