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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

52.4% of the local labour force in the City of Casey 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 Casey'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 Casey'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 Casey 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree20,26717.032.012,60412.527.7+7,663
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12,65210.610.88,4848.49.6+4,168
Certificate IV Level3,8093.22.62,3162.32.0+1,493
Certificate III Level22,16618.513.419,02518.913.4+3,141
Certificate I and II Level1,6371.41.01,2391.21.0+398
Certificate Level, nfd2,0811.71.61,8101.81.8+271
No qualification51,19342.834.748,72448.439.3+2,469
Inadequately described or not stated5,7214.83.96,4736.45.3-752

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 Casey: 17.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Casey: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, City of Casey: 3.2% Certificate III Level, City of Casey: 18.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Casey: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Casey: 1.7% No qualification, City of Casey: 42.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Casey: 4.8%
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 Casey: +7,663 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Casey: +4,168 Certificate IV Level, City of Casey: +1,493 Certificate III Level, City of Casey: +3,141 Certificate I and II Level, City of Casey: +398 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Casey: +271 No qualification, City of Casey: +2,469 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Casey: -752
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 Casey in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 52.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 42.8% 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 Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (42.8% compared to 34.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (18.5% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.0% compared to 32.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+7,663 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+4,168 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+3,141 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (+2,469 local labour force )

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