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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.

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 - Males20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,07213.023.796212.220.5+110
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7399.09.45687.28.3+171
Certificate I and II Level1451.81.01211.51.0+24
Certificate III & IV Level2,83834.528.82,47231.528.4+366
Certificate Level, nfd1401.71.61051.31.1+35
No qualification3,04737.032.93,32242.337.0-275
Inadequately described or not stated2443.02.73073.93.7-63

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 : 23.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia : 9.4% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia : 28.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia : 1.6% No qualification, Western Australia : 32.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany - All industries : 13.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - All industries : 9.0% Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - All industries : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - All industries : 34.5% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - All industries : 1.7% No qualification, City of Albany - All industries : 37.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany - All industries : 3.0%
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 - All industries: +110 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - All industries: +171 Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - All industries: +24 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - All industries: +366 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - All industries: +35 No qualification, City of Albany - All industries: -275 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Albany - All industries: -63
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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 )

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