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Workforce - Qualifications - All industries

Within the City of Brimbank, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications than Victoria.

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 City of Brimbank.

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

Workforce qualifications
City of Brimbank - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree11,27722.029.18,57618.826.0+2,701
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,7599.310.53,4337.59.3+1,326
Certificate IV Level1,3942.73.08932.02.3+501
Certificate III Level8,29116.214.97,36716.214.4+924
Certificate I and II Level5751.11.14951.11.1+80
Certificate Level, nfd8271.61.68111.81.8+16
No qualification23,53346.036.121,33446.840.2+2,199
Inadequately described or not stated5461.13.72,6515.84.9-2,105

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, 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 Brimbank: 22.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: 9.3% Certificate IV Level, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Certificate III Level, City of Brimbank: 16.2% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.6% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 46.0%
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, City of Brimbank - All industries: +2,701 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,326 Certificate IV Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +501 Certificate III Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +924 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +80 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - All industries: +16 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: +2,199
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 the City of Brimbank in 2011 compared to Victoria 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, 53.0% of the workforce held educational qualifications, and 46.0% had no qualifications, compared with 60.1% and 36.1% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with No qualifications (46.0% compared to 36.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Certificate III Levels (16.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Bachelor or Higher degrees (22.0% compared to 29.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.3% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,701 people)
  • No qualifications (+2,199 people)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,326 people)
  • Certificate III Levels (+924 people)

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