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Resident workers - Qualifications

78.8% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 34.4% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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 City of Brimbank'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, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of City of Brimbank'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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
City of Brimbank 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2,10255.717.91,90851.613.0+194
Advanced Diploma or Diploma54914.55.452714.27.2+22
Certificate I and II Level180.51.6220.60.0-4
Certificate III & IV Level2496.69.52597.08.5-10
Certificate Level, nfd571.50.0641.70.0-7
No qualification71118.861.879721.565.5-86
Inadequately described or not stated892.43.81223.35.8-33

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 17.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 5.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.6% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 9.5% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 61.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 55.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 14.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 6.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.5% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 18.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +194 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +22 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -4 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -10 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -7 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -86 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -33
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 resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 78.8% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) held educational qualifications, and 18.8% had no qualifications, compared with 34.4% and 61.8% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the City of Brimbank and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (55.7% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (14.5% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualifications (18.8% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (6.6% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+194 people )
  • No qualifications (-86 people )

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