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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

43.5% of the local labour force in the City of Playford have qualifications, compared to 55.1% for South 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 Playford'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 Playford'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 Playford 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,3527.722.11,5706.018.5+782
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,2557.49.41,5776.08.4+678
Certificate IV Level1,2804.23.57442.82.5+536
Certificate III Level5,99319.616.64,57417.415.9+1,419
Certificate I and II Level7372.41.65572.11.5+180
Certificate Level, nfd6932.32.05492.12.2+144
No qualification15,93352.141.015,25358.046.0+680
Inadequately described or not stated1,3424.43.91,4775.65.0-135

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, South Australia: 22.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia: 9.4% Certificate IV Level, South Australia: 3.5% Certificate III Level, South Australia: 16.6% Certificate I and II Level, South Australia: 1.6% Certificate Level, nfd, South Australia: 2.0% No qualification, South Australia: 41.0% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia: 3.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford: 7.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford: 7.4% Certificate IV Level, City of Playford: 4.2% Certificate III Level, City of Playford: 19.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Playford: 2.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Playford: 2.3% No qualification, City of Playford: 52.1% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford: 4.4%
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 Playford: +782 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford: +678 Certificate IV Level, City of Playford: +536 Certificate III Level, City of Playford: +1,419 Certificate I and II Level, City of Playford: +180 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Playford: +144 No qualification, City of Playford: +680 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford: -135
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 Playford in 2011 compared to South 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, 43.5% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 52.1% had no qualifications, compared with 55.1% and 41.0% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of the City of Playford and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (52.1% compared to 41.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (19.6% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.7% compared to 22.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.4% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III Levels (+1,419 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+782 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (+680 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+678 local labour force )

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