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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Willoughby City, 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 Willoughby City.

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

Local workers qualifications
Willoughby City - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree21,62444.328.219,94538.824.4+1,679
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6,10212.510.66,40512.59.8-303
Certificate IV Level1,2552.63.31,0932.12.5+162
Certificate III Level4,3749.015.64,8659.515.6-491
Certificate I and II Level4841.01.45181.01.5-34
Certificate Level, nfd8671.82.01,2132.42.4-346
No qualification13,17727.034.614,87128.938.3-1,694
Inadequately described or not stated9361.94.22,5164.95.5-1,580

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, Willoughby City: 44.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Willoughby City: 12.5% Certificate IV Level, Willoughby City: 2.6% Certificate III Level, Willoughby City: 9.0% Certificate I and II Level, Willoughby City: 1.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Willoughby City: 1.8% No qualification, Willoughby City: 27.0%
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, Willoughby City - All industries: +1,679 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Willoughby City - All industries: -303 Certificate IV Level, Willoughby City - All industries: +162 Certificate III Level, Willoughby City - All industries: -491 Certificate I and II Level, Willoughby City - All industries: -34 Certificate Level, nfd, Willoughby City - All industries: -346 No qualification, Willoughby City - All industries: -1,694
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 Willoughby City 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, 71.1% of the held educational qualifications, and 27.0% 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 Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (44.3% compared to 28.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.5% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (27.0% compared to 34.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (9.0% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-1,694 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,679 local workers)
  • Certificate III Levels (-491 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (-346 local workers)

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