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Resident workers - Qualifications

56.1% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council have qualifications, compared to 55.8% for South Australia.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of RDA Yorke and Mid North Region's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree7016.114.57515.311.8-5
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5212.08.1387.86.5+14
Certificate I and II Level112.51.5112.21.40
Certificate III & IV Level10123.229.913427.329.1-33
Certificate Level, nfd102.31.8102.01.40
No qualification18141.641.720341.446.0-22
Inadequately described or not stated102.32.5193.93.8-9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, South Australia - Manufacturing  : 14.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia - Manufacturing  : 8.1% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia - Manufacturing  : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia - Manufacturing  : 29.9% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia - Manufacturing  : 1.8% No qualification, South Australia - Manufacturing  : 41.7% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia - Manufacturing  : 2.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing : 16.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing : 12.0% Certificate I and II Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing : 2.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing : 23.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing : 2.3% No qualification, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing : 41.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing : 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing: -5 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing: +14 Certificate I and II Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing: -33 Certificate Level, nfd, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing: 0 No qualification, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing: -22 Inadequately described or not stated, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Manufacturing: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Manufacturing) in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a similar proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 56.1% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) held educational qualifications, and 41.6% had no qualifications, compared with 55.8% and 41.7% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) of Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.1% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Certificate I and II Levels (2.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (23.2% compared to 29.9%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council between 2011 and 2016.

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