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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Gosford City, the local workers have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Gosford City.

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

Local workers qualifications
Gosford City - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree10,13120.128.28,69617.524.4+1,435
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,43110.710.65,00010.19.8+431
Certificate IV Level2,2014.43.31,5973.22.5+604
Certificate III Level9,07918.015.68,47117.115.6+608
Certificate I and II Level8741.71.48581.71.5+16
Certificate Level, nfd1,3012.62.01,3532.72.4-52
No qualification20,71041.034.620,78841.838.3-78
Inadequately described or not stated7991.64.22,9205.95.5-2,121

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, New South Wales: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.6% 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: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gosford City: 20.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gosford City: 10.7% Certificate IV Level, Gosford City: 4.4% Certificate III Level, Gosford City: 18.0% Certificate I and II Level, Gosford City: 1.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Gosford City: 2.6% No qualification, Gosford City: 41.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Gosford City - All industries: +1,435 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gosford City - All industries: +431 Certificate IV Level, Gosford City - All industries: +604 Certificate III Level, Gosford City - All industries: +608 Certificate I and II Level, Gosford City - All industries: +16 Certificate Level, nfd, Gosford City - All industries: -52 No qualification, Gosford City - All industries: -78
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 workers in Gosford City in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 57.4% of the local workers held educational qualifications, and 41.0% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (41.0% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (18.0% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.4% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.1% compared to 28.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,435 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+608 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+604 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+431 local workers)

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