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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

75.5% of the local labour force in Willoughby City have qualifications, compared to 60.7% for New South Wales.

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 Willoughby City'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 Willoughby City'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
Willoughby City 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree18,83255.927.916,01550.223.9+2,817
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,60610.710.53,51211.09.6+94
Certificate IV Level5721.73.34561.42.4+116
Certificate III Level1,7395.215.61,8615.815.6-122
Certificate I and II Level2040.61.42290.71.4-25
Certificate Level, nfd4541.32.06682.12.4-214
No qualification7,05921.034.87,62723.938.8-568
Inadequately described or not stated1,1933.54.51,5264.85.9-333

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, New South Wales: 27.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.5% 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: 34.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 4.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Willoughby City: 55.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Willoughby City: 10.7% Certificate IV Level, Willoughby City: 1.7% Certificate III Level, Willoughby City: 5.2% Certificate I and II Level, Willoughby City: 0.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Willoughby City: 1.3% No qualification, Willoughby City: 21.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Willoughby City: 3.5%
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, Willoughby City: +2,817 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Willoughby City: +94 Certificate IV Level, Willoughby City: +116 Certificate III Level, Willoughby City: -122 Certificate I and II Level, Willoughby City: -25 Certificate Level, nfd, Willoughby City: -214 No qualification, Willoughby City: -568 Inadequately described or not stated, Willoughby City: -333
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 Willoughby City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 75.5% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 21.0% had no qualifications, compared with 60.7% and 34.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (55.9% compared to 27.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (21.0% compared to 34.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (5.2% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate IV Levels (1.7% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in Willoughby City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,817 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-568 local labour force )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (-214 local labour force )
  • Certificate III Levels (-122 local labour force )

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