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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Wagga Wagga City, 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 Wagga Wagga City.

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

Local workers qualifications
Wagga Wagga City - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree5,29720.228.24,56217.324.4+735
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,2148.510.62,0587.89.8+156
Certificate IV Level1,2284.73.39223.52.5+306
Certificate III Level5,03419.215.64,78818.115.6+246
Certificate I and II Level5442.11.46252.41.5-81
Certificate Level, nfd5592.12.06202.32.4-61
No qualification10,94141.834.611,46743.438.3-526
Inadequately described or not stated3821.54.21,3985.35.5-1,016

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, Wagga Wagga City: 20.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wagga Wagga City: 8.5% Certificate IV Level, Wagga Wagga City: 4.7% Certificate III Level, Wagga Wagga City: 19.2% Certificate I and II Level, Wagga Wagga City: 2.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Wagga Wagga City: 2.1% No qualification, Wagga Wagga City: 41.8%
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, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +735 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +156 Certificate IV Level, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +306 Certificate III Level, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +246 Certificate I and II Level, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -81 Certificate Level, nfd, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -61 No qualification, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -526
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 Wagga Wagga City 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, 56.8% of the held educational qualifications, and 41.8% 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 Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (41.8% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (19.2% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.2% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.5% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Wagga Wagga City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+735 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-526 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+306 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (+246 local workers)

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