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Resident workers - Qualifications

37.0% of the resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo have qualifications, compared to 47.6% for Victoria.

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 Greater Bendigo's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the 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 Greater Bendigo'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 Greater Bendigo 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree11,39523.433.39,17220.128.6+2,223
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,92810.111.53,8928.510.4+1,036
Certificate I and II Level6931.41.07371.61.1-44
Certificate III & IV Level12,35725.418.110,97724.017.9+1,380
Certificate Level, nfd9782.01.87371.61.5+241
No qualification16,98034.931.518,50840.536.4-1,528
Inadequately described or not stated1,3462.82.81,7153.74.0-369

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, Victoria : 33.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria : 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria : 18.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria : 1.8% No qualification, Victoria : 31.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 23.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 10.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 25.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 2.0% No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 34.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 2.8%
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 Greater Bendigo - All industries: +2,223 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +1,036 Certificate I and II Level, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -44 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +1,380 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +241 No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -1,528 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -369
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 resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 37.0% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 34.9% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.5% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Greater Bendigo and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.4% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (34.9% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.4% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.1% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,223 people )
  • No qualifications (-1,528 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+1,380 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,036 people )

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