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Local workers - Qualifications - Retail Trade

In the City of Albany, the Retail Trade workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for City of Albany.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Albany in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
City of Albany - Retail Trade20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1105.612.51075.210.9+3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1306.68.71145.65.9+16
Certificate I and II Level693.52.7763.70.0-7
Certificate III & IV Level40920.847.337018.139.6+39
Certificate Level, nfd472.42.2351.74.0+12
No qualification1,14958.524.51,25861.536.6-109
Inadequately described or not stated492.52.2844.13.0-35

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 12.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 8.7% Certificate I and II Level, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 47.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.2% No qualification, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 24.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Retail Trade: 5.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Retail Trade: 6.6% Certificate I and II Level, Retail Trade: 3.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Retail Trade: 20.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Retail Trade: 2.4% No qualification, Retail Trade: 58.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +3 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +16 Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -7 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +39 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany - Retail Trade: +12 No qualification, City of Albany - Retail Trade: -109
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 Retail Trade in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce within City of Albany shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 18.1% of the Retail Trade held educational qualifications, and 58.5% had no qualifications, compared with 26.1% and 24.5% respectively for the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce within City of Albany.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Albany and the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (58.5% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.8% compared to 47.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (5.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.6% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Albany between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-109 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+39 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+16 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+12 local workers)

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