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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the SHOROC Region, the have a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 SHOROC Region.

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

Local workers qualifications
SHOROC Region - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree25,80930.528.220,74725.824.4+5,062
Advanced Diploma or Diploma11,72013.910.610,38912.99.8+1,331
Certificate IV Level2,3772.83.31,6892.12.5+688
Certificate III Level11,62913.715.611,32014.115.6+309
Certificate I and II Level9931.21.41,0121.31.5-19
Certificate Level, nfd1,9452.32.02,2612.82.4-316
No qualification28,51833.734.628,02634.938.3+492
Inadequately described or not stated1,5941.94.24,8246.05.5-3,230

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, New South Wales: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.6% 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: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, SHOROC Region: 30.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, SHOROC Region: 13.9% Certificate IV Level, SHOROC Region: 2.8% Certificate III Level, SHOROC Region: 13.7% Certificate I and II Level, SHOROC Region: 1.2% Certificate Level, nfd, SHOROC Region: 2.3% No qualification, SHOROC Region: 33.7%
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, SHOROC Region - All industries: +5,062 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, SHOROC Region - All industries: +1,331 Certificate IV Level, SHOROC Region - All industries: +688 Certificate III Level, SHOROC Region - All industries: +309 Certificate I and II Level, SHOROC Region - All industries: -19 Certificate Level, nfd, SHOROC Region - All industries: -316 No qualification, SHOROC Region - All industries: +492
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 SHOROC Region in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 64.4% of the held educational qualifications, and 33.7% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the SHOROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (30.5% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (13.7% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (33.7% compared to 34.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in the SHOROC Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+5,062 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,331 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+688 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+492 local workers)

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