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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

42.9% of the local labour force in the Shire of Moora 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 Shire of Moora'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 Shire of Moora'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
Shire of Moora 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree17313.823.313511.019.6+38
Advanced Diploma or Diploma675.39.8544.49.0+13
Certificate IV Level231.83.1151.22.1+8
Certificate III Level22217.717.818815.316.8+34
Certificate I and II Level211.71.3171.41.2+4
Certificate Level, nfd322.61.9171.42.1+15
No qualification65352.138.972258.943.6-69
Inadequately described or not stated635.04.0776.35.5-14

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, Shire of Moora: 13.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Moora: 5.3% Certificate IV Level, Shire of Moora: 1.8% Certificate III Level, Shire of Moora: 17.7% Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Moora: 1.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Moora: 2.6% No qualification, Shire of Moora: 52.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Moora: 5.0%
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, Shire of Moora: +38 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Moora: +13 Certificate IV Level, Shire of Moora: +8 Certificate III Level, Shire of Moora: +34 Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Moora: +4 Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Moora: +15 No qualification, Shire of Moora: -69 Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Moora: -14
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 Shire of Moora 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, 42.9% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 52.1% 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 Shire of Moora and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (52.1% compared to 38.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.8% compared to 23.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate IV Levels (1.8% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the local labour force in the Shire of Moora between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • No qualifications (-69 local labour force )

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