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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

55.8% of the local labour force in the City of Greater Bendigo have qualifications, compared to 59.6% for Victoria.

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 Greater Bendigo'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 Greater Bendigo'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 Greater Bendigo 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree9,17420.128.67,24017.724.9+1,934
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,9018.510.43,1387.79.2+763
Certificate IV Level2,0324.43.01,3793.42.2+653
Certificate III Level8,93819.515.07,57918.514.6+1,359
Certificate I and II Level7181.61.16831.71.1+35
Certificate Level, nfd7511.61.67031.71.7+48
No qualification18,50940.536.418,19644.441.0+313
Inadequately described or not stated1,7223.84.02,0465.05.3-324

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, Victoria: 28.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 10.4% Certificate IV Level, Victoria: 3.0% Certificate III Level, Victoria: 15.0% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.6% No qualification, Victoria: 36.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria: 4.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Greater Bendigo: 20.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Greater Bendigo: 8.5% Certificate IV Level, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.4% Certificate III Level, City of Greater Bendigo: 19.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.6% No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo: 40.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.8%
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 Greater Bendigo: +1,934 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Greater Bendigo: +763 Certificate IV Level, City of Greater Bendigo: +653 Certificate III Level, City of Greater Bendigo: +1,359 Certificate I and II Level, City of Greater Bendigo: +35 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Greater Bendigo: +48 No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo: +313 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Greater Bendigo: -324
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 Greater Bendigo in 2011 compared to Victoria 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, 55.8% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 40.5% had no qualifications, compared with 59.6% and 36.4% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (19.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (40.5% compared to 36.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.1% compared to 28.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.5% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,934 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+1,359 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+763 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+653 local labour force )

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