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Resident workers - Qualifications

59.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Albany have qualifications, compared to 63.5% for Western Australia.

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 Albany's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • 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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the City of Albany'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers qualifications
City of Albany - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2,81517.627.52,31215.423.3+503
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,77211.110.81,4779.89.8+295
Certificate I and II Level3612.31.42992.01.4+62
Certificate III & IV Level4,23726.521.63,59823.920.9+639
Certificate Level, nfd3902.42.13392.31.7+51
No qualification5,90036.933.76,37342.438.9-473
Inadequately described or not stated5193.22.86314.24.0-112
Total Persons15,994100.0100.015,029100.0100.0+965

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 59.9% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 36.9% had no qualifications, compared with 63.5% and 33.7% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Albany and (Western Australia) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (17.6% compared to 27.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (26.5% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (36.9% compared to 33.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Level (+639 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+503 persons)
  • No qualification (-473 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+295 persons)

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