Shire of Beverley

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Shire of Beverley

Resident workers - Qualifications

54.7% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Shire of Beverley have qualifications, compared to 67.4% for Western Australia.

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 Shire of Beverley'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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the Shire of Beverley'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers qualifications
Shire of Beverley - Persons20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree12318.831.29313.827.5+30
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7110.810.9629.210.8+9
Certificate I and II Level132.01.860.91.4+7
Certificate III & IV Level14021.321.714822.021.6-8
Certificate Level, nfd121.81.7223.32.1-10
No qualification28142.830.230745.733.7-26
Inadequately described or not stated162.42.5345.12.8-18
Total Persons656100.0100.0672100.0100.0-16

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 resident workers (All industries) in the Shire of Beverley in 2021 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 54.7% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 42.8% had no qualifications, compared with 67.4% and 30.2% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Shire of Beverley and (Western Australia) were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (42.8% compared to 30.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (18.8% compared to 31.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (21.3% compared to 21.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in the Shire of Beverley between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+30 persons)
  • No qualification (-26 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (-10 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+9 persons)

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