South West RED Region
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
In the South West RED Region, the workforce has a lower 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|
|South West RED Region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||2,044||16.2||25.1||1,806||13.3||21.5||+238|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||1,249||9.9||10.9||1,102||8.1||9.3||+147|
|Certificate I and II Level||220||1.7||1.3||200||1.5||1.5||+20|
|Certificate III & IV Level||2,997||23.7||23.0||2,813||20.7||21.6||+184|
|Certificate Level, nfd||260||2.1||2.0||246||1.8||1.7||+14|
|Inadequately described or not stated||456||3.6||2.7||568||4.2||3.8||-112|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the South West RED Region in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 53.6% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 42.8% had no qualifications, compared with 62.3% and 35.0% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the South West RED Region and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (16.2% compared to 25.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (42.8% compared to 35.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (9.9% compared to 10.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Inadequately described or not stated (3.6% compared to 2.7%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the South West RED Region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-1,483 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+238 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+184 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+147 local workers)