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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

59.1% of the local resident workers in Gosford City have qualifications, compared to 60.7% for New South Wales.

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 Gosford City's local resident workers relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local resident workers;
  • 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 Gosford City'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
Gosford City 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree14,31520.127.911,54917.323.9+2,766
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,96111.210.56,99010.59.6+971
Certificate IV Level3,0714.33.32,0683.12.4+1,003
Certificate III Level13,87219.515.612,66318.915.6+1,209
Certificate I and II Level1,1321.61.41,0561.61.4+76
Certificate Level, nfd1,6702.42.01,8372.72.4-167
No qualification25,68136.134.826,72040.038.8-1,039
Inadequately described or not stated3,3464.74.53,9735.95.9-627

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, New South Wales: 27.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.5% Certificate IV Level, New South Wales: 3.3% Certificate III Level, New South Wales: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 4.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gosford City: 20.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gosford City: 11.2% Certificate IV Level, Gosford City: 4.3% Certificate III Level, Gosford City: 19.5% Certificate I and II Level, Gosford City: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Gosford City: 2.4% No qualification, Gosford City: 36.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Gosford City: 4.7%
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, Gosford City: +2,766 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gosford City: +971 Certificate IV Level, Gosford City: +1,003 Certificate III Level, Gosford City: +1,209 Certificate I and II Level, Gosford City: +76 Certificate Level, nfd, Gosford City: -167 No qualification, Gosford City: -1,039 Inadequately described or not stated, Gosford City: -627
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 resident workers in Gosford City in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 59.1% of the local resident workers held educational qualifications, and 36.1% had no qualifications, compared with 60.7% and 34.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local resident workers of Gosford City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with Certificate III Levels (19.5% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with No qualifications (36.1% compared to 34.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.1% compared to 27.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local resident workers in Gosford City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,766 local resident workers )
  • Certificate III Levels (+1,209 local resident workers )
  • No qualifications (-1,039 local resident workers )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+1,003 local resident workers )

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