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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Greater Bendigo, the have 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 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 Greater Bendigo - All industries2016
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %
Bachelor or Higher degree11,15224.833.3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,65710.311.5
Certificate I and II Level6401.41.0
Certificate III & IV Level10,78623.918.1
Certificate Level, nfd8942.01.8
No qualification15,67334.831.6
Inadequately described or not stated1,2512.82.8

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, 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 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 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%)

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