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Local labour force - Qualifications

49.5% of the local labour force in the City of Brimbank 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 in City of Brimbank'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 City of Brimbank's labour force.

When comparing the Qualifications of people who reside in City of Brimbank (The local labour force) with those who work in City of Brimbank (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
City of Brimbank 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree15,59820.428.610,67515.724.9+4,923
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,63210.010.45,1667.69.2+2,466
Certificate IV Level1,7552.33.01,1271.72.2+628
Certificate III Level10,69414.015.09,81814.414.6+876
Certificate I and II Level8511.11.18111.21.1+40
Certificate Level, nfd1,2801.71.61,2201.81.7+60
No qualification34,40845.136.434,52850.741.0-120
Inadequately described or not stated4,1565.44.04,7156.95.3-559

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, 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 Brimbank: 20.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: 10.0% Certificate IV Level, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Certificate III Level, City of Brimbank: 14.0% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.7% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 45.1% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank: 5.4%
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, City of Brimbank: +4,923 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: +2,466 Certificate IV Level, City of Brimbank: +628 Certificate III Level, City of Brimbank: +876 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank: +40 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank: +60 No qualification, City of Brimbank: -120 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank: -559
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 Brimbank 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, 49.5% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 45.1% 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 Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (45.1% compared to 36.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.4% compared to 28.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,923 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+2,466 people )
  • Certificate III Levels (+876 people )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+628 people )

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