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Camden Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

56.4% of the local labour force in Camden Council area have qualifications, compared to 63.1% for Greater Sydney.

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 Camden Council area'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 Macarthur Region'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
Camden Council area 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree4,93317.233.23,52414.228.4+1,409
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,09710.811.22,3649.610.4+733
Certificate IV Level1,1293.92.86412.62.1+488
Certificate III Level5,98620.812.85,03620.313.3+950
Certificate I and II Level4161.41.23881.61.2+28
Certificate Level, nfd6532.31.96652.72.4-12
No qualification11,33439.432.410,78043.636.3+554
Inadequately described or not stated1,2114.24.41,3545.55.9-143

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, Greater Sydney: 33.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Sydney: 11.2% Certificate IV Level, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Certificate III Level, Greater Sydney: 12.8% Certificate I and II Level, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Sydney: 1.9% No qualification, Greater Sydney: 32.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Sydney: 4.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Camden Council area: 17.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Camden Council area: 10.8% Certificate IV Level, Camden Council area: 3.9% Certificate III Level, Camden Council area: 20.8% Certificate I and II Level, Camden Council area: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Camden Council area: 2.3% No qualification, Camden Council area: 39.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Camden Council area: 4.2%
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, Camden Council area: +1,409 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Camden Council area: +733 Certificate IV Level, Camden Council area: +488 Certificate III Level, Camden Council area: +950 Certificate I and II Level, Camden Council area: +28 Certificate Level, nfd, Camden Council area: -12 No qualification, Camden Council area: +554 Inadequately described or not stated, Camden Council area: -143
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 Camden Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 56.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 39.4% had no qualifications, compared with 63.1% and 32.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (20.8% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (39.4% compared to 32.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate IV Levels (3.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.2% compared to 33.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Camden Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,409 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+950 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+733 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (+554 local labour force )

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