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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Sutherland Shire, the have a lower 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 Sutherland Shire.

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

Local workers qualifications
Sutherland Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree12,90122.628.210,43219.124.4+2,469
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6,93212.110.65,88010.89.8+1,052
Certificate IV Level1,9123.33.31,3042.42.5+608
Certificate III Level9,75117.015.69,25116.915.6+500
Certificate I and II Level8211.41.47701.41.5+51
Certificate Level, nfd1,5162.72.01,6823.12.4-166
No qualification21,92338.334.622,12540.538.3-202
Inadequately described or not stated1,4472.54.23,1525.85.5-1,705

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, Sutherland Shire: 22.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sutherland Shire: 12.1% Certificate IV Level, Sutherland Shire: 3.3% Certificate III Level, Sutherland Shire: 17.0% Certificate I and II Level, Sutherland Shire: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Sutherland Shire: 2.7% No qualification, Sutherland Shire: 38.3%
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, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +2,469 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,052 Certificate IV Level, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +608 Certificate III Level, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +500 Certificate I and II Level, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +51 Certificate Level, nfd, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -166 No qualification, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -202
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 Sutherland Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 59.1% of the held educational qualifications, and 38.3% 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 Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (38.3% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.1% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (17.0% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (22.6% compared to 28.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Sutherland Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,469 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,052 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+608 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+500 local workers)

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