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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

73.7% of the local labour force in the City of Boroondara have qualifications, compared to 61.3% for Greater Melbourne.

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 Boroondara'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 Boroondara'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 Boroondara 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree44,28955.232.039,27251.027.7+5,017
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,24610.310.87,89210.29.6+354
Certificate IV Level1,1741.52.61,0111.32.0+163
Certificate III Level4,1175.113.44,0515.313.4+66
Certificate I and II Level4230.51.04530.61.0-30
Certificate Level, nfd9381.21.61,1351.51.8-197
No qualification18,80023.434.720,03026.039.3-1,230
Inadequately described or not stated2,2992.93.93,1654.15.3-866

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, Greater Melbourne: 32.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Certificate IV Level, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Certificate III Level, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Certificate I and II Level, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% No qualification, Greater Melbourne: 34.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Boroondara: 55.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Boroondara: 10.3% Certificate IV Level, City of Boroondara: 1.5% Certificate III Level, City of Boroondara: 5.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Boroondara: 0.5% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Boroondara: 1.2% No qualification, City of Boroondara: 23.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Boroondara: 2.9%
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 Boroondara: +5,017 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Boroondara: +354 Certificate IV Level, City of Boroondara: +163 Certificate III Level, City of Boroondara: +66 Certificate I and II Level, City of Boroondara: -30 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Boroondara: -197 No qualification, City of Boroondara: -1,230 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Boroondara: -866
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 Boroondara in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 73.7% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 23.4% had no qualifications, compared with 61.3% and 34.7% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (55.2% compared to 32.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (23.4% compared to 34.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (5.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate IV Levels (1.5% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+5,017 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-1,230 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+354 local labour force )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (-197 local labour force )

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