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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Boroondara, the have a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Victoria.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local 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 City of Boroondara.

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

Local workers qualifications
City of Boroondara - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree28,13845.429.123,51639.726.0+4,622
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,83412.610.57,09012.09.3+744
Certificate IV Level1,5542.53.01,2162.12.3+338
Certificate III Level4,6647.514.94,5667.714.4+98
Certificate I and II Level4850.81.15130.91.1-28
Certificate Level, nfd9681.61.61,2152.01.8-247
No qualification17,66528.536.118,62031.440.2-955
Inadequately described or not stated6351.03.72,5534.34.9-1,918

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

Local workers qualification, 2011
Local workers qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 29.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 10.5% Certificate IV Level, Victoria: 3.0% Certificate III Level, Victoria: 14.9% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.6% No qualification, Victoria: 36.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Boroondara: 45.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Boroondara: 12.6% Certificate IV Level, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Certificate III Level, City of Boroondara: 7.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Boroondara: 0.8% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Boroondara: 1.6% No qualification, City of Boroondara: 28.5%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Boroondara - All industries: +4,622 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Boroondara - All industries: +744 Certificate IV Level, City of Boroondara - All industries: +338 Certificate III Level, City of Boroondara - All industries: +98 Certificate I and II Level, City of Boroondara - All industries: -28 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Boroondara - All industries: -247 No qualification, City of Boroondara - All industries: -955
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 in the City of Boroondara in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 70.5% of the held educational qualifications, and 28.5% had no qualifications, compared with 60.1% and 36.1% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (45.4% compared to 29.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (28.5% compared to 36.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (7.5% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,622 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-955 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+744 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+338 local workers)

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