Blacktown City

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Blacktown City, 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 Blacktown City.

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
Blacktown City - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree37,96731.538.425,67524.432.6+12,292
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13,29411.011.010,95310.411.1+2,341
Certificate I and II Level1,3961.21.21,2781.21.2+118
Certificate III & IV Level22,24918.518.120,90019.818.7+1,349
Certificate Level, nfd2,3722.01.92,4552.32.3-83
No qualification40,29833.427.040,90538.831.1-607
Inadequately described or not stated2,9552.52.33,1793.02.9-224
Total Persons120,531100.0100.0105,345100.0100.0+15,186

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 Blacktown City in 2021 compared to New South Wales 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, 64.1% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 33.4% 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 Blacktown City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (31.5% compared to 38.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (33.4% compared to 27.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (18.5% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Inadequately described or not stated (2.5% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Blacktown City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+12,292 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+2,341 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+1,349 local workers)
  • No qualification (-607 local workers)

Blacktown City Council

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