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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Griffith City, the 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 Griffith City.

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

Local workers qualifications
Griffith City - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,56214.728.21,33512.724.4+227
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7567.110.66175.99.8+139
Certificate IV Level3343.23.32482.42.5+86
Certificate III Level2,11920.015.61,97518.815.6+144
Certificate I and II Level1891.81.42021.91.5-13
Certificate Level, nfd2132.02.02272.22.4-14
No qualification5,28049.834.65,29350.338.3-13
Inadequately described or not stated1501.44.26296.05.5-479

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, Griffith City: 14.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Griffith City: 7.1% Certificate IV Level, Griffith City: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Griffith City: 20.0% Certificate I and II Level, Griffith City: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Griffith City: 2.0% No qualification, Griffith City: 49.8%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Griffith City - All industries: +227 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Griffith City - All industries: +139 Certificate IV Level, Griffith City - All industries: +86 Certificate III Level, Griffith City - All industries: +144 Certificate I and II Level, Griffith City - All industries: -13 Certificate Level, nfd, Griffith City - All industries: -14 No qualification, Griffith City - All industries: -13
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 Griffith 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, 48.8% of the held educational qualifications, and 49.8% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (49.8% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (20.0% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.7% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.1% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Griffith City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+227 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+144 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+139 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+86 local workers)

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