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Resident workers - Qualifications

38.8% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the City of Albany have qualifications, compared to 69.9% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of 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.

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

Resident workers qualifications
City of Albany 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1145.98.11045.29.0+10
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1296.68.71135.66.5+16
Certificate I and II Level743.80.0753.70.0-1
Certificate III & IV Level39320.250.936818.338.8+25
Certificate Level, nfd442.32.3351.72.0+9
No qualification1,13558.527.71,23461.440.3-99
Inadequately described or not stated522.72.3804.03.5-28

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 8.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 8.7% Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 50.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 2.3% No qualification, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 27.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 2.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany - Retail Trade : 5.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - Retail Trade : 6.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - Retail Trade : 3.8% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - Retail Trade : 20.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - Retail Trade : 2.3% No qualification, City of Albany - Retail Trade : 58.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany - Retail Trade : 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +10 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +16 Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -1 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +25 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +9 No qualification, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -99 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -28
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 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, 38.8% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) held educational qualifications, and 58.5% had no qualifications, compared with 69.9% and 27.7% respectively for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the City of Albany and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with No qualifications (58.5% compared to 27.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate I and II Levels (3.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.2% compared to 50.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (5.9% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • No qualifications (-99 people )

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