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Local labour force - Qualifications

53.1% of the local labour force in Bankstown City have qualifications, compared to 63.1% for Greater Sydney.

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 in Bankstown City's labour force relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the 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 Bankstown City's labour force.

When comparing the Qualifications of people who reside in Bankstown City (The local labour force) with those who work in Bankstown City (The workforce), 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 labour force qualifications
Bankstown City 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree14,83221.233.211,12717.028.4+3,705
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,60910.911.26,0509.210.4+1,559
Certificate IV Level1,8842.72.81,2691.92.1+615
Certificate III Level10,45615.012.810,31315.813.3+143
Certificate I and II Level9021.31.28961.41.2+6
Certificate Level, nfd1,4462.11.91,6002.42.4-154
No qualification29,03741.632.429,65045.336.3-613
Inadequately described or not stated3,7005.34.44,5086.95.9-808

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

Local labour force qualifications, 2011
Local labour force qualifications, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Greater Sydney: 33.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Sydney: 11.2% Certificate IV Level, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Certificate III Level, Greater Sydney: 12.8% Certificate I and II Level, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Sydney: 1.9% No qualification, Greater Sydney: 32.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Sydney: 4.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown City: 21.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown City: 10.9% Certificate IV Level, Bankstown City: 2.7% Certificate III Level, Bankstown City: 15.0% Certificate I and II Level, Bankstown City: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Bankstown City: 2.1% No qualification, Bankstown City: 41.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Bankstown City: 5.3%
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 labour force qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown City: +3,705 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown City: +1,559 Certificate IV Level, Bankstown City: +615 Certificate III Level, Bankstown City: +143 Certificate I and II Level, Bankstown City: +6 Certificate Level, nfd, Bankstown City: -154 No qualification, Bankstown City: -613 Inadequately described or not stated, Bankstown City: -808
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 Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 53.1% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 41.6% had no qualifications, compared with 63.1% and 32.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (41.6% compared to 32.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Certificate III Levels (15.0% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.2% compared to 33.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,705 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,559 people )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+615 people )
  • No qualifications (-613 people )

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