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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Playford, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to South 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 Playford.

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

Local workers qualifications
City of Playford - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree4,08718.922.43,02614.418.9+1,061
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,8268.49.51,5347.38.6+292
Certificate IV Level7383.43.55222.52.6+216
Certificate III Level3,50116.216.63,21415.316.0+287
Certificate I and II Level4252.01.64182.01.5+7
Certificate Level, nfd4001.82.04272.02.2-27
No qualification10,47248.440.810,82451.645.6-352
Inadequately described or not stated1960.93.61,0284.94.7-832

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, South Australia: 22.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, South Australia: 9.5% 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: 40.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford: 18.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford: 8.4% Certificate IV Level, City of Playford: 3.4% Certificate III Level, City of Playford: 16.2% Certificate I and II Level, City of Playford: 2.0% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Playford: 1.8% No qualification, City of Playford: 48.4%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Playford - All industries: +1,061 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Playford - All industries: +292 Certificate IV Level, City of Playford - All industries: +216 Certificate III Level, City of Playford - All industries: +287 Certificate I and II Level, City of Playford - All industries: +7 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Playford - All industries: -27 No qualification, City of Playford - All industries: -352
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 Playford in 2011 compared to South 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, 50.7% of the held educational qualifications, and 48.4% had no qualifications, compared with 55.6% and 40.8% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (48.4% compared to 40.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Levels (2.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.9% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.4% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,061 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-352 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+292 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+287 local workers)

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