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Resident workers - Qualifications

60.3% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 62.6% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree21620.829.613816.726.3+78
Advanced Diploma or Diploma14714.111.69611.610.5+51
Certificate I and II Level262.50.6182.20.4+8
Certificate III & IV Level18718.019.914517.518.9+42
Certificate Level, nfd504.81.0293.51.2+21
No qualification37436.034.734742.039.6+27
Inadequately described or not stated393.82.6546.53.1-15

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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 29.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 11.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.6% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 19.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 1.0% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 34.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 2.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 20.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 14.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 2.5% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 18.0% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 4.8% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 36.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 3.8%
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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +78 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +51 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +8 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +42 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +21 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +27 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -15
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 (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 60.3% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) held educational qualifications, and 36.0% had no qualifications, compared with 62.6% and 34.7% respectively for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of the City of Brimbank and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Certificate Level, nfds (4.8% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (14.1% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Certificate I and II Levels (2.5% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.8% compared to 29.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+78 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+51 people )

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