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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Canberra Region, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to NSW.

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 Canberra Region.

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

Local workers qualifications
Canberra Region - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree11,45617.628.29,52914.824.4+1,927
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,9569.210.65,3168.29.8+640
Certificate IV Level2,5804.03.31,7672.72.5+813
Certificate III Level13,15820.215.612,50819.415.6+650
Certificate I and II Level1,2161.91.41,1431.81.5+73
Certificate Level, nfd1,4242.22.01,5632.42.4-139
No qualification28,18043.334.628,96044.838.3-780
Inadequately described or not stated1,0381.64.23,7965.95.5-2,758

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, NSW: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, NSW: 3.3% Certificate III Level, NSW: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, NSW: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW: 2.0% No qualification, NSW: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Canberra Region: 17.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Canberra Region: 9.2% Certificate IV Level, Canberra Region: 4.0% Certificate III Level, Canberra Region: 20.2% Certificate I and II Level, Canberra Region: 1.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Canberra Region: 2.2% No qualification, Canberra Region: 43.3%
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, Canberra Region - All industries: +1,927 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Canberra Region - All industries: +640 Certificate IV Level, Canberra Region - All industries: +813 Certificate III Level, Canberra Region - All industries: +650 Certificate I and II Level, Canberra Region - All industries: +73 Certificate Level, nfd, Canberra Region - All industries: -139 No qualification, Canberra Region - All industries: -780
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 Canberra Region in 2011 compared to NSW 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, 55.1% of the held educational qualifications, and 43.3% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (43.3% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (20.2% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.6% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.2% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in the Canberra Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,927 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+813 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-780 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+650 local workers)

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