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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

70.2% of the local labour force in Randwick City have qualifications, compared to 60.7% for New South Wales.

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 Randwick City'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 Randwick City'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
Randwick City 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree28,51745.327.923,37239.523.9+5,145
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6,86610.910.56,14410.49.6+722
Certificate IV Level1,3522.13.31,0281.72.4+324
Certificate III Level5,9579.515.66,00810.115.6-51
Certificate I and II Level4790.81.45420.91.4-63
Certificate Level, nfd1,0521.72.01,1461.92.4-94
No qualification16,33425.934.817,85930.238.8-1,525
Inadequately described or not stated2,4573.94.53,1345.35.9-677

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, New South Wales: 27.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.5% 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: 34.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 4.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Randwick City: 45.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Randwick City: 10.9% Certificate IV Level, Randwick City: 2.1% Certificate III Level, Randwick City: 9.5% Certificate I and II Level, Randwick City: 0.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Randwick City: 1.7% No qualification, Randwick City: 25.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Randwick City: 3.9%
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, Randwick City: +5,145 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Randwick City: +722 Certificate IV Level, Randwick City: +324 Certificate III Level, Randwick City: -51 Certificate I and II Level, Randwick City: -63 Certificate Level, nfd, Randwick City: -94 No qualification, Randwick City: -1,525 Inadequately described or not stated, Randwick City: -677
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 Randwick City in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 70.2% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 25.9% had no qualifications, compared with 60.7% and 34.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Randwick City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (45.3% compared to 27.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (25.9% compared to 34.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (9.5% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate IV Levels (2.1% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+5,145 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-1,525 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+722 local labour force )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+324 local labour force )

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