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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

59.4% of the local labour force in the City of Joondalup have qualifications, compared to 57.0% for Western Australia.

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 Joondalup'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 Joondalup'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 Joondalup 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree19,81823.923.315,81919.419.6+3,999
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,68711.79.88,66510.69.0+1,022
Certificate IV Level2,5033.03.11,7702.22.1+733
Certificate III Level14,78517.817.814,33317.616.8+452
Certificate I and II Level9181.11.39181.11.20
Certificate Level, nfd1,6462.01.91,8012.22.1-155
No qualification30,65336.938.933,64441.343.6-2,991
Inadequately described or not stated3,0133.64.04,4315.45.5-1,418

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, Western Australia: 23.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 9.8% Certificate IV Level, Western Australia: 3.1% Certificate III Level, Western Australia: 17.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 1.9% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia: 4.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Joondalup: 23.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Joondalup: 11.7% Certificate IV Level, City of Joondalup: 3.0% Certificate III Level, City of Joondalup: 17.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Joondalup: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Joondalup: 2.0% No qualification, City of Joondalup: 36.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Joondalup: 3.6%
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 Joondalup: +3,999 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Joondalup: +1,022 Certificate IV Level, City of Joondalup: +733 Certificate III Level, City of Joondalup: +452 Certificate I and II Level, City of Joondalup: 0 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Joondalup: -155 No qualification, City of Joondalup: -2,991 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Joondalup: -1,418
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 Joondalup in 2011 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 59.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 36.9% had no qualifications, compared with 57.0% and 38.9% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (36.9% compared to 38.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,999 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-2,991 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,022 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+733 local labour force )

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