City of Boroondara
Local workers - Qualifications - Health Care and Social Assistance
In the City of Boroondara, the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce has a higher proportion with University 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|City of Boroondara - Health Care and Social Assistance||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||5,584||52.3||48.1||4,429||47.2||43.0||+1,155|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||1,655||15.5||15.9||1,404||15.0||14.0||+251|
|Certificate I and II Level||99||0.9||1.0||96||1.0||1.2||+3|
|Certificate III & IV Level||1,177||11.0||14.4||1,063||11.3||14.8||+114|
|Certificate Level, nfd||253||2.4||2.4||204||2.2||2.3||+49|
|Inadequately described or not stated||287||2.7||3.0||441||4.7||5.2||-154|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Boroondara in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 82.1% of the workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) who held educational qualifications, and 15.2% had no qualifications, compared with 81.7% and 15.3% respectively for Victoria.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:
- A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degree (52.3% compared to 48.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Level (11.0% compared to 14.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (15.5% compared to 15.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Inadequately described or not stated (2.7% compared to 3.0%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the City of Boroondara between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,155 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+251 local workers)
- No qualification (-125 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+114 local workers)