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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Resident workers - Qualifications

53.9% of the resident workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area'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
Port Pirie Regional Council area 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree82612.725.969710.522.1+129
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5578.610.64336.59.4+124
Certificate I and II Level1482.31.51572.41.6-9
Certificate III & IV Level1,84728.421.41,63224.720.1+215
Certificate Level, nfd1332.02.21091.61.9+24
No qualification2,81043.135.73,29949.941.0-489
Inadequately described or not stated1933.02.72894.43.9-96

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, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 12.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 8.6% Certificate I and II Level, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 2.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 28.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 2.0% No qualification, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 43.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 3.0%
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, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +129 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +124 Certificate I and II Level, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -9 Certificate III & IV Level, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +215 Certificate Level, nfd, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +24 No qualification, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -489 Inadequately described or not stated, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -96
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 Port Pirie Regional Council area 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, 53.9% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 43.1% 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (43.1% compared to 35.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (28.4% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.7% compared to 25.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-489 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+215 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+129 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+124 people )

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