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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Albany, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Western Australia.

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 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers qualifications
City of Albany - All industries2016
Qualification levelNumber%Western Australia %
Bachelor or Higher degree2,84319.227.4
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,73011.710.8
Certificate I and II Level3212.21.4
Certificate III & IV Level3,76225.421.9
Certificate Level, nfd3732.52.1
No qualification5,32435.933.6
Inadequately described or not stated4613.12.8

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, Western Australia: 27.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Western Australia: 10.8% Certificate I and II Level, Western Australia: 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, Western Australia: 21.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Western Australia: 2.1% No qualification, Western Australia: 33.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Albany: 19.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Albany: 11.7% Certificate I and II Level, City of Albany: 2.2% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Albany: 25.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Albany: 2.5% No qualification, City of Albany: 35.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Albany in 2016 compared to Western Australia 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, 35.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 35.9% had no qualifications, compared with 41.7% and 33.6% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.4% compared to 21.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (35.9% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (19.2% compared to 27.4%)

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