City of Albany
Resident workers - Qualifications
25.5% of the male resident workers in the City of Albany have qualifications, compared to 35.7% 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 male resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:
- The age structure of the male 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.
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 - Males||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Western Australia%||Number||%||Western Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,072||13.0||23.7||962||12.2||20.5||+110||25001|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||739||9.0||9.4||568||7.2||8.3||+171||25002|
|Certificate I and II Level||145||1.8||1.0||121||1.5||1.0||+24||25005|
|Certificate III & IV Level||2,838||34.5||28.8||2,472||31.5||28.4||+366||25006|
|Certificate Level, nfd||140||1.7||1.6||105||1.3||1.1||+35||25007|
|Inadequately described or not stated||244||3.0||2.7||307||3.9||3.7||-63||25009|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the qualifications of the male resident workers in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of males holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 25.5% of the male resident workers held educational qualifications, and 37.0% had no qualifications, compared with 35.7% and 32.9% respectively for Western Australia.
The major differences between qualifications held by the male resident workers of the City of Albany and Western Australia were:
- A larger percentage of male resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (34.5% compared to 28.8%)
- A larger percentage of male resident workers with No qualifications (37.0% compared to 32.9%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.0% compared to 23.7%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the male resident workers in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Certificate III & IV Levels (+366 males )
- No qualifications (-275 males )
- Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+171 males )
- Bachelor or Higher degrees (+110 males )