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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

51.4% of the local labour force in the City of Mandurah 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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree3,47312.523.32,11110.019.6+1,362
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,4588.99.81,6267.79.0+832
Certificate IV Level1,0603.83.14662.22.1+594
Certificate III Level6,30422.717.84,52721.516.8+1,777
Certificate I and II Level4161.51.32851.41.2+131
Certificate Level, nfd5492.01.94302.02.1+119
No qualification12,16443.938.910,33249.043.6+1,832
Inadequately described or not stated1,3014.74.01,3096.25.5-8

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 Mandurah: 12.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah: 8.9% Certificate IV Level, City of Mandurah: 3.8% Certificate III Level, City of Mandurah: 22.7% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah: 2.0% No qualification, City of Mandurah: 43.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah: 4.7%
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 Mandurah: +1,362 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah: +832 Certificate IV Level, City of Mandurah: +594 Certificate III Level, City of Mandurah: +1,777 Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah: +131 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah: +119 No qualification, City of Mandurah: +1,832 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mandurah: -8
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 Mandurah in 2011 compared to Western Australia 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, 51.4% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 43.9% 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 Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (22.7% compared to 17.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (43.9% compared to 38.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.5% compared to 23.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+1,832 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+1,777 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,362 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+832 local labour force )

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