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Wyong Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

52.9% of the local resident workers in Wyong Shire 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 Wyong Shire'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 Wyong Shire'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
Wyong Shire 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree7,19312.027.95,50210.223.9+1,691
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,3839.010.54,2727.99.6+1,111
Certificate IV Level2,6804.53.31,6743.12.4+1,006
Certificate III Level13,83723.115.612,01222.315.6+1,825
Certificate I and II Level1,1461.91.49381.71.4+208
Certificate Level, nfd1,4622.42.01,3622.52.4+100
No qualification25,25542.134.824,60445.738.8+651
Inadequately described or not stated2,9945.04.53,4936.55.9-499

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, Wyong Shire: 12.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wyong Shire: 9.0% Certificate IV Level, Wyong Shire: 4.5% Certificate III Level, Wyong Shire: 23.1% Certificate I and II Level, Wyong Shire: 1.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Wyong Shire: 2.4% No qualification, Wyong Shire: 42.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Wyong Shire: 5.0%
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 resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Wyong Shire: +1,691 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wyong Shire: +1,111 Certificate IV Level, Wyong Shire: +1,006 Certificate III Level, Wyong Shire: +1,825 Certificate I and II Level, Wyong Shire: +208 Certificate Level, nfd, Wyong Shire: +100 No qualification, Wyong Shire: +651 Inadequately described or not stated, Wyong Shire: -499
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 Wyong Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 52.9% of the local resident workers held educational qualifications, and 42.1% had no qualifications, compared with 60.7% and 34.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local resident workers of Wyong Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with Certificate III Levels (23.1% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers with No qualifications (42.1% compared to 34.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.0% compared to 27.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.0% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local resident workers in Wyong Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Certificate III Levels (+1,825 local resident workers )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,691 local resident workers )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,111 local resident workers )
  • Certificate IV Levels (+1,006 local resident workers )

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