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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Western 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

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

Local workers qualifications
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree40512.823.42599.820.2+146
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2247.19.91947.39.2+30
Certificate IV Level852.73.2371.42.2+48
Certificate III Level63019.917.949418.716.8+136
Certificate I and II Level371.21.3341.31.2+3
Certificate Level, nfd662.11.9471.82.1+19
No qualification1,65352.338.71,41553.543.2+238
Inadequately described or not stated632.03.81646.25.1-101

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, Western Australia: 23.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 9.9% Certificate IV Level, Western Australia: 3.2% Certificate III Level, Western Australia: 17.9% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 1.9% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 12.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.1% Certificate IV Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.7% Certificate III Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 19.9% Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.1% No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 52.3%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +146 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +30 Certificate IV Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +48 Certificate III Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +136 Certificate I and II Level, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +3 Certificate Level, nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +19 No qualification, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +238
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Western 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, 45.7% of the held educational qualifications, and 52.3% had no qualifications, compared with 57.5% and 38.7% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (52.3% compared to 38.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (19.9% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.8% compared to 23.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.1% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+238 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+146 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+136 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+48 local workers)

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