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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

50.8% of the local labour force in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have qualifications, compared to 57.0% for Western 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree98911.223.36119.619.6+378
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7698.79.84867.69.0+283
Certificate IV Level3333.83.11392.22.1+194
Certificate III Level2,10623.917.81,44722.716.8+659
Certificate I and II Level1221.41.3811.31.2+41
Certificate Level, nfd1631.81.91282.02.1+35
No qualification3,98745.238.93,10248.743.6+885
Inadequately described or not stated3473.94.03735.95.5-26

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, Western Australia: 23.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 9.8% Certificate IV Level, Western Australia: 3.1% Certificate III Level, Western Australia: 17.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 1.9% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia: 4.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.7% Certificate IV Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.8% Certificate III Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 23.9% Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.8% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 45.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +378 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +283 Certificate IV Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +194 Certificate III Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +659 Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +41 Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +35 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +885 Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -26
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Western 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, 50.8% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 45.2% had no qualifications, compared with 57.0% and 38.9% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (45.2% compared to 38.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (23.9% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (11.2% compared to 23.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.7% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+885 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (+659 local labour force )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+378 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+283 local labour force )

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