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Camden Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Camden Council area, 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 Macarthur Region.

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

Local workers qualifications
Camden Council area - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,54315.428.22,07314.524.4+470
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,4498.810.61,1788.29.8+271
Certificate IV Level5713.53.32792.02.5+292
Certificate III Level3,46821.015.62,75319.315.6+715
Certificate I and II Level2441.51.42121.51.5+32
Certificate Level, nfd4042.42.03382.42.4+66
No qualification7,46545.234.66,67546.738.3+790
Inadequately described or not stated3642.24.27805.55.5-416

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, Camden Council area: 15.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Camden Council area: 8.8% Certificate IV Level, Camden Council area: 3.5% Certificate III Level, Camden Council area: 21.0% Certificate I and II Level, Camden Council area: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Camden Council area: 2.4% No qualification, Camden Council area: 45.2%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Camden Council area - All industries: +470 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Camden Council area - All industries: +271 Certificate IV Level, Camden Council area - All industries: +292 Certificate III Level, Camden Council area - All industries: +715 Certificate I and II Level, Camden Council area - All industries: +32 Certificate Level, nfd, Camden Council area - All industries: +66 No qualification, Camden Council area - All industries: +790
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 Camden Council area 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, 52.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 45.2% 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 Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (45.2% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (21.0% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.4% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.8% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+790 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+715 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+470 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+292 local workers)

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