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Nillumbik Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

62.9% of the local labour force in Nillumbik Shire have qualifications, compared to 59.6% for Victoria.

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 Nillumbik Shire'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 Nillumbik Shire'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
Nillumbik Shire 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree9,71629.428.68,39925.924.9+1,317
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,91911.810.43,45410.79.2+465
Certificate IV Level9602.93.06732.12.2+287
Certificate III Level5,37816.315.05,28716.314.6+91
Certificate I and II Level2550.81.12870.91.1-32
Certificate Level, nfd5771.71.66612.01.7-84
No qualification11,17633.836.412,10237.441.0-926
Inadequately described or not stated1,0963.34.01,5244.75.3-428

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, Victoria: 28.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 10.4% Certificate IV Level, Victoria: 3.0% Certificate III Level, Victoria: 15.0% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.6% No qualification, Victoria: 36.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria: 4.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Nillumbik Shire: 29.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Nillumbik Shire: 11.8% Certificate IV Level, Nillumbik Shire: 2.9% Certificate III Level, Nillumbik Shire: 16.3% Certificate I and II Level, Nillumbik Shire: 0.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Nillumbik Shire: 1.7% No qualification, Nillumbik Shire: 33.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Nillumbik Shire: 3.3%
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, Nillumbik Shire: +1,317 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Nillumbik Shire: +465 Certificate IV Level, Nillumbik Shire: +287 Certificate III Level, Nillumbik Shire: +91 Certificate I and II Level, Nillumbik Shire: -32 Certificate Level, nfd, Nillumbik Shire: -84 No qualification, Nillumbik Shire: -926 Inadequately described or not stated, Nillumbik Shire: -428
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 Nillumbik Shire in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 62.9% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 33.8% had no qualifications, compared with 59.6% and 36.4% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Nillumbik Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (16.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (33.8% compared to 36.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Nillumbik Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,317 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-926 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+465 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+287 local labour force )

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