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Cardinia Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Cardinia Shire, the have a lower 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 Cardinia Shire.

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

Local workers qualifications
Cardinia Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,70116.629.12,01414.526.0+687
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,5859.710.51,0927.99.3+493
Certificate IV Level5803.63.03292.42.3+251
Certificate III Level3,17019.514.92,51118.114.4+659
Certificate I and II Level2421.51.11611.21.1+81
Certificate Level, nfd2851.81.62481.81.8+37
No qualification7,52846.336.16,74248.740.2+786
Inadequately described or not stated1761.13.77505.44.9-574

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, Cardinia Shire: 16.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire: 9.7% Certificate IV Level, Cardinia Shire: 3.6% Certificate III Level, Cardinia Shire: 19.5% Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire: 1.8% No qualification, Cardinia Shire: 46.3%
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, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +687 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +493 Certificate IV Level, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +251 Certificate III Level, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +659 Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +81 Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +37 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +786
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 Cardinia Shire 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, 52.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 46.3% had no qualifications, compared with 60.1% and 36.1% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (46.3% compared to 36.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (19.5% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.6% compared to 29.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.7% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Cardinia Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • No qualifications (+786 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+687 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+659 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+493 local workers)

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