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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Mandurah, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Western Australia.

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 City of Mandurah.

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

Local workers qualifications
City of Mandurah - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,58615.323.41,85612.320.2+730
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,6259.69.91,2598.49.2+366
Certificate IV Level6804.03.23892.62.2+291
Certificate III Level2,92317.317.92,48616.516.8+437
Certificate I and II Level3011.81.32441.61.2+57
Certificate Level, nfd3992.41.93552.42.1+44
No qualification8,02047.538.77,56250.343.2+458
Inadequately described or not stated3492.13.88815.95.1-532

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, Western Australia: 23.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 9.9% Certificate IV Level, Western Australia: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Western Australia: 17.9% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 1.9% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Mandurah: 15.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah: 9.6% Certificate IV Level, City of Mandurah: 4.0% Certificate III Level, City of Mandurah: 17.3% Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah: 1.8% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah: 2.4% No qualification, City of Mandurah: 47.5%
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, City of Mandurah - All industries: +730 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Mandurah - All industries: +366 Certificate IV Level, City of Mandurah - All industries: +291 Certificate III Level, City of Mandurah - All industries: +437 Certificate I and II Level, City of Mandurah - All industries: +57 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Mandurah - All industries: +44 No qualification, City of Mandurah - All industries: +458
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 the City of Mandurah in 2011 compared to Western Australia 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, 50.4% of the held educational qualifications, and 47.5% had no qualifications, compared with 57.5% and 38.7% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (47.5% compared to 38.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.3% compared to 23.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (17.3% compared to 17.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+730 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+458 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+437 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+366 local workers)

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