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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

53.4% of the local labour force in the City of Albany have qualifications, compared to 57.0% for Western 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 the City of Albany's local labour force relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local labour force;
  • 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 City of Albany'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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers qualifications
City of Albany 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,31215.423.31,85213.219.6+460
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,4769.89.81,2679.19.0+209
Certificate IV Level6204.13.14032.92.1+217
Certificate III Level2,97519.817.82,49417.816.8+481
Certificate I and II Level2801.91.32571.81.2+23
Certificate Level, nfd3602.41.93482.52.1+12
No qualification6,37242.438.96,57547.043.6-203
Inadequately described or not stated6294.24.07975.75.5-168

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers qualifications, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Western Australia: 23.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 9.8% Certificate IV Level, Western Australia: 3.1% Certificate III Level, Western Australia: 17.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 1.9% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia: 4.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany: 15.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany: 9.8% Certificate IV Level, City of Albany: 4.1% Certificate III Level, City of Albany: 19.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany: 1.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany: 2.4% No qualification, City of Albany: 42.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany: +460 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany: +209 Certificate IV Level, City of Albany: +217 Certificate III Level, City of Albany: +481 Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany: +23 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany: +12 No qualification, City of Albany: -203 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany: -168
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the local labour force in the City of Albany in 2011 compared to Western 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, 53.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 42.4% had no qualifications, compared with 57.0% and 38.9% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (42.4% compared to 38.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (19.8% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.4% compared to 23.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in the City of Albany between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Certificate III Levels (+481 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+460 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+217 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+209 local labour force )

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