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Resident workers - Qualifications

44.1% of the resident workers in the Yass Valley have qualifications, compared to 47.2% 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 the Yass Valley'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 Yass Valley'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
Yass Valley 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2,37129.432.62,03226.227.9+339
Advanced Diploma or Diploma90211.211.277710.010.5+125
Certificate I and II Level921.11.21081.41.4-16
Certificate III & IV Level1,68920.918.71,54319.918.9+146
Certificate Level, nfd1942.42.31331.71.9+61
No qualification2,60032.231.12,88637.234.8-286
Inadequately described or not stated2282.82.92853.74.5-57

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 : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Yass Valley - All industries : 29.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Yass Valley - All industries : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, Yass Valley - All industries : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Yass Valley - All industries : 20.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Yass Valley - All industries : 2.4% No qualification, Yass Valley - All industries : 32.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Yass Valley - All industries : 2.8%
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, Yass Valley - All industries: +339 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Yass Valley - All industries: +125 Certificate I and II Level, Yass Valley - All industries: -16 Certificate III & IV Level, Yass Valley - All industries: +146 Certificate Level, nfd, Yass Valley - All industries: +61 No qualification, Yass Valley - All industries: -286 Inadequately described or not stated, Yass Valley - All industries: -57
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 the Yass Valley 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, 44.1% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 32.2% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the Yass Valley and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.9% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (32.2% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (29.4% compared to 32.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the Yass Valley between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+339 people )
  • No qualifications (-286 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+146 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+125 people )

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