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Resident workers - Qualifications

57.7% of the resident workers in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council have qualifications, compared to 61.6% 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 degree77918.825.971817.022.1+61
Advanced Diploma or Diploma41810.110.63728.89.4+46
Certificate I and II Level872.11.5771.81.6+10
Certificate III & IV Level99924.121.491821.820.1+81
Certificate Level, nfd1142.72.2872.11.9+27
No qualification1,63739.435.71,88744.741.0-250
Inadequately described or not stated1192.92.71613.83.9-42

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 : 25.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, South Australia : 21.4% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia : 2.2% No qualification, South Australia : 35.7% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries : 18.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries : 10.1% Certificate I and II Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries : 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries : 24.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries : 2.7% No qualification, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries : 39.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries : 2.9%
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 - All industries: +61 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries: +46 Certificate I and II Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries: +10 Certificate III & IV Level, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries: +81 Certificate Level, nfd, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries: +27 No qualification, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries: -250 Inadequately described or not stated, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - All industries: -42
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 in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 57.7% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 39.4% had no qualifications, compared with 61.6% and 35.7% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (39.4% compared to 35.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (24.1% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.8% compared to 25.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-250 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+81 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+61 people )

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