Bayside Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Bayside Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for Bayside Council area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Bayside Council area - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree26,34136.838.422,00829.732.6+4,333
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,88513.811.09,82013.311.1+65
Certificate I and II Level7361.01.28051.11.2-69
Certificate III & IV Level11,36715.918.112,78617.318.7-1,419
Certificate Level, nfd1,6092.31.91,8062.42.3-197
No qualification19,60627.427.024,50433.131.1-4,898
Inadequately described or not stated1,9482.72.32,2873.12.9-339
Total Persons71,492100.0100.074,016100.0100.0-2,524

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Bayside Council area in 2021 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a similar proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a similar proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 69.9% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 27.4% had no qualifications, compared with 70.7% and 27.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Bayside Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (13.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (15.9% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (36.8% compared to 38.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (27.4% compared to 27.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Bayside Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • No qualification (-4,898 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+4,333 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-1,419 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (-197 local workers)

Bayside Council

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