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Resident workers - Qualifications

18.1% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in Wagga Wagga City have qualifications, compared to 30.6% for New South Wales.

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 Wagga Wagga City'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 Wagga Wagga City'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
Wagga Wagga City 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2688.217.71955.713.2+73
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1554.78.71374.07.6+18
Certificate I and II Level872.71.91053.12.1-18
Certificate III & IV Level68020.814.862318.314.3+57
Certificate Level, nfd822.52.3611.81.9+21
No qualification1,91058.552.02,12962.756.3-219
Inadequately described or not stated822.52.61484.44.5-66

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, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 17.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 8.7% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 14.8% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 52.0% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 2.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade : 8.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade : 4.7% Certificate I and II Level, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade : 2.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade : 20.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade : 2.5% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade : 58.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade : 2.5%
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, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +73 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +18 Certificate I and II Level, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: -18 Certificate III & IV Level, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +57 Certificate Level, nfd, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: +21 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: -219 Inadequately described or not stated, Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade: -66
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 (Retail Trade) in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 18.1% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) held educational qualifications, and 58.5% had no qualifications, compared with 30.6% and 52.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with No qualifications (58.5% compared to 52.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.8% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.2% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (4.7% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) in Wagga Wagga City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-219 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+73 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+57 people )

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