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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

56.3% of the local resident workers in the City of Wyndham have qualifications, compared to 59.6% for Victoria.

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 the City of Wyndham's local resident workers relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local resident workers;
  • 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 City of Wyndham'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
City of Wyndham 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree18,63724.128.68,43615.824.9+10,201
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,11710.510.44,7218.89.2+3,396
Certificate IV Level2,4713.23.01,3522.52.2+1,119
Certificate III Level12,17615.815.09,29617.414.6+2,880
Certificate I and II Level8771.11.16431.21.1+234
Certificate Level, nfd1,2491.61.69961.91.7+253
No qualification30,47139.436.425,07146.841.0+5,400
Inadequately described or not stated3,2504.24.03,0085.65.3+242

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, Victoria: 28.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 10.4% Certificate IV Level, Victoria: 3.0% Certificate III Level, Victoria: 15.0% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.6% No qualification, Victoria: 36.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria: 4.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Wyndham: 24.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Wyndham: 10.5% Certificate IV Level, City of Wyndham: 3.2% Certificate III Level, City of Wyndham: 15.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Wyndham: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Wyndham: 1.6% No qualification, City of Wyndham: 39.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Wyndham: 4.2%
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, City of Wyndham: +10,201 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Wyndham: +3,396 Certificate IV Level, City of Wyndham: +1,119 Certificate III Level, City of Wyndham: +2,880 Certificate I and II Level, City of Wyndham: +234 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Wyndham: +253 No qualification, City of Wyndham: +5,400 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Wyndham: +242
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 resident workers in the City of Wyndham in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 56.3% of the local resident workers held educational qualifications, and 39.4% had no qualifications, compared with 59.6% and 36.4% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local resident workers of the City of Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with No qualifications (39.4% compared to 36.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (24.1% compared to 28.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local resident workers in the City of Wyndham between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+10,201 local resident workers )
  • No qualifications (+5,400 local resident workers )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+3,396 local resident workers )
  • Certificate III Levels (+2,880 local resident workers )

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