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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Wyong Shire, the local workers 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 Wyong Shire.

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

Local workers qualifications
Wyong Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree6,36116.128.24,96713.724.4+1,394
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,7419.510.63,0758.59.8+666
Certificate IV Level1,8384.63.31,0833.02.5+755
Certificate III Level7,78819.715.67,13319.615.6+655
Certificate I and II Level8042.01.46931.91.5+111
Certificate Level, nfd9622.42.09462.62.4+16
No qualification17,49244.234.616,30444.838.3+1,188
Inadequately described or not stated5781.54.22,1525.95.5-1,574

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, Wyong Shire: 16.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wyong Shire: 9.5% Certificate IV Level, Wyong Shire: 4.6% Certificate III Level, Wyong Shire: 19.7% Certificate I and II Level, Wyong Shire: 2.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Wyong Shire: 2.4% No qualification, Wyong Shire: 44.2%
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 workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Wyong Shire - All industries: +1,394 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Wyong Shire - All industries: +666 Certificate IV Level, Wyong Shire - All industries: +755 Certificate III Level, Wyong Shire - All industries: +655 Certificate I and II Level, Wyong Shire - All industries: +111 Certificate Level, nfd, Wyong Shire - All industries: +16 No qualification, Wyong Shire - All industries: +1,188
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 workers in Wyong Shire 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, 54.3% of the local workers held educational qualifications, and 44.2% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (44.2% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (19.7% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.1% compared to 28.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,394 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+1,188 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+755 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+666 local workers)

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