City of Greater BendigoEconomic profile
Skip to content

City of Greater Bendigo

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Greater Bendigo, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Victoria.

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 Greater Bendigo.

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 Greater Bendigo 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 Greater Bendigo - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree11,15224.833.39,02721.428.6+2,125
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,65710.311.53,7168.810.4+941
Certificate I and II Level6401.41.06741.61.1-34
Certificate III & IV Level10,78623.918.19,58222.717.9+1,204
Certificate Level, nfd8942.01.86971.71.5+197
No qualification15,67334.831.616,93240.136.4-1,259
Inadequately described or not stated1,2512.82.81,5633.74.0-312

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, 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: 31.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Greater Bendigo: 24.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Greater Bendigo: 10.3% Certificate I and II Level, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Greater Bendigo: 23.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.0% No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo: 34.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +2,125 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +941 Certificate I and II Level, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -34 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +1,204 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +197 No qualification, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -1,259
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 in the City of Greater Bendigo in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 38.5% of the held educational qualifications, and 34.8% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.6% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (23.9% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (34.8% compared to 31.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (24.8% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.3% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,125 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-1,259 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+1,204 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+941 local workers)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v18.07.11-1.0.0