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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Boroondara, the have a higher 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 Boroondara.

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 Boroondara - All industries2016
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %
Bachelor or Higher degree35,15849.333.3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,50511.911.5
Certificate I and II Level4900.71.0
Certificate III & IV Level7,35310.318.1
Certificate Level, nfd1,1641.61.8
No qualification17,14124.031.6
Inadequately described or not stated1,5742.22.8

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 Boroondara: 49.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Boroondara: 11.9% Certificate I and II Level, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Boroondara: 10.3% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Boroondara: 1.6% No qualification, City of Boroondara: 24.0%
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 Boroondara - All industries: +35,158 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Boroondara - All industries: +8,505 Certificate I and II Level, City of Boroondara - All industries: +490 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Boroondara - All industries: +7,353 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Boroondara - All industries: +1,164 No qualification, City of Boroondara - All industries: +17,141
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 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, 63.5% of the held educational qualifications, and 24.0% 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 Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (49.3% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.9% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (10.3% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (24.0% compared to 31.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+35,158 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+17,141 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+8,505 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+7,353 local workers)

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