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Wollondilly Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Wollondilly Shire, 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
Wollondilly Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree1,30814.028.21,08212.124.4+226
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8028.610.67588.59.8+44
Certificate IV Level3133.33.32032.32.5+110
Certificate III Level2,50026.715.62,16324.115.6+337
Certificate I and II Level1251.31.4991.11.5+26
Certificate Level, nfd2242.42.02362.62.4-12
No qualification3,95142.234.63,92743.838.3+24
Inadequately described or not stated1411.54.24985.65.5-357

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, Wollondilly Shire: 14.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wollondilly Shire: 8.6% Certificate IV Level, Wollondilly Shire: 3.3% Certificate III Level, Wollondilly Shire: 26.7% Certificate I and II Level, Wollondilly Shire: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Wollondilly Shire: 2.4% No qualification, Wollondilly Shire: 42.2%
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, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +226 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +44 Certificate IV Level, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +110 Certificate III Level, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +337 Certificate I and II Level, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +26 Certificate Level, nfd, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: -12 No qualification, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +24
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 Wollondilly Shire 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, 56.3% of the held educational qualifications, and 42.2% 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 Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (26.7% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (42.2% compared to 34.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.0% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Certificate III Levels (+337 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+226 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+110 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+44 local workers)

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