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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Penrith City, 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 Penrith City.

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

Local workers qualifications
Penrith City - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree11,37420.728.29,52018.224.4+1,854
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,1659.410.64,2958.29.8+870
Certificate IV Level2,0723.83.31,3442.62.5+728
Certificate III Level9,32417.015.68,48216.215.6+842
Certificate I and II Level8571.61.48121.61.5+45
Certificate Level, nfd1,1102.02.01,2562.42.4-146
No qualification23,94243.534.623,79745.538.3+145
Inadequately described or not stated1,1502.14.22,8235.45.5-1,673

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, Penrith City: 20.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Penrith City: 9.4% Certificate IV Level, Penrith City: 3.8% Certificate III Level, Penrith City: 17.0% Certificate I and II Level, Penrith City: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Penrith City: 2.0% No qualification, Penrith City: 43.5%
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, Penrith City - All industries: +1,854 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Penrith City - All industries: +870 Certificate IV Level, Penrith City - All industries: +728 Certificate III Level, Penrith City - All industries: +842 Certificate I and II Level, Penrith City - All industries: +45 Certificate Level, nfd, Penrith City - All industries: -146 No qualification, Penrith City - All industries: +145
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 Penrith City 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, 54.4% of the held educational qualifications, and 43.5% 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 Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (43.5% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (17.0% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.7% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.4% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,854 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+870 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+842 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+728 local workers)

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