34.4% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 46.9% for Victoria.
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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the 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 - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||90||17.9||12.7||29||13.0||9.8||+61|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||27||5.4||9.7||16||7.2||8.5||+11|
|Certificate I and II Level||8||1.6||1.2||0||0||1.1||+8|
|Certificate III & IV Level||48||9.5||21.4||19||8.5||18.5||+29|
|Certificate Level, nfd||0||0||1.9||0||0||1.4||--|
|Inadequately described or not stated||19||3.8||4.1||13||5.8||4.9||+6|
Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 34.4% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) held educational qualifications, and 61.8% had no qualifications, compared with 46.9% and 49.0% respectively for Victoria.
The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of the City of Brimbank and (Victoria) were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with No qualification (61.8% compared to 49.0%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Certificate III & IV Level (9.5% compared to 21.4%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Bachelor or Higher degree (17.9% compared to 12.7%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (+165 persons)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+61 persons)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+29 persons)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+11 persons)