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Resident workers - Qualifications

69.8% of the resident workers (Other Services) in the City of Albany have qualifications, compared to 70.9% 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, 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%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree517.114.0365.910.2+15
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8611.910.6457.48.7+41
Certificate I and II Level111.51.330.51.4+8
Certificate III & IV Level33646.542.928847.343.4+48
Certificate Level, nfd212.92.1162.61.6+5
No qualification19326.726.719732.331.2-4
Inadequately described or not stated253.52.4243.93.4+1

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, Western Australia - Other Services  : 14.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia - Other Services  : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia - Other Services  : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia - Other Services  : 42.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia - Other Services  : 2.1% No qualification, Western Australia - Other Services  : 26.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia - Other Services  : 2.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany - Other Services : 7.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - Other Services : 11.9% Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - Other Services : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - Other Services : 46.5% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - Other Services : 2.9% No qualification, City of Albany - Other Services : 26.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany - Other Services : 3.5%
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 - Other Services: +15 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - Other Services: +41 Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - Other Services: +8 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - Other Services: +48 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - Other Services: +5 No qualification, City of Albany - Other Services: -4 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany - Other Services: +1
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 (Other Services) in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to Western Australia 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 similar proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 69.8% of the resident workers (Other Services) held educational qualifications, and 26.7% had no qualifications, compared with 70.9% and 26.7% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (46.5% compared to 42.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (7.1% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Other Services) in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016.

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