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Workforce - Qualifications - All industries

Within Bankstown City, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications than New South Wales.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of Qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Bankstown City.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Workforce qualifications
Bankstown City - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree12,70923.028.210,75818.424.4+1,951
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,76710.410.65,1888.99.8+579
Certificate IV Level1,5262.83.31,1151.92.5+411
Certificate III Level9,27616.815.610,26117.515.6-985
Certificate I and II Level7041.31.47551.31.5-51
Certificate Level, nfd1,0431.92.01,3532.32.4-310
No qualification23,02441.634.625,58043.638.3-2,556
Inadequately described or not stated1,2662.34.23,6076.25.5-2,341

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

Workforce qualification, 2011
Workforce qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, New South Wales: 3.3% Certificate III Level, New South Wales: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown City: 23.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown City: 10.4% Certificate IV Level, Bankstown City: 2.8% Certificate III Level, Bankstown City: 16.8% Certificate I and II Level, Bankstown City: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Bankstown City: 1.9% No qualification, Bankstown City: 41.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in workforce qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Bankstown City - All industries: +1,951 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Bankstown City - All industries: +579 Certificate IV Level, Bankstown City - All industries: +411 Certificate III Level, Bankstown City - All industries: -985 Certificate I and II Level, Bankstown City - All industries: -51 Certificate Level, nfd, Bankstown City - All industries: -310 No qualification, Bankstown City - All industries: -2,556
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 workforce in Bankstown City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 56.1% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 41.6% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Bankstown City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (41.6% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Certificate III Levels (16.8% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.0% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Certificate IV Levels (2.8% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-2,556 people)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,951 people)
  • Certificate III Levels (-985 people)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+579 people)

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