City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Qualifications

57.7% of the resident workers (Construction) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 67.0% 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
City of Brimbank - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree5799.410.24036.88.1+176
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4166.77.13636.15.7+53
Certificate I and II Level430.70.7470.80.7-4
Certificate III & IV Level2,43439.447.82,26738.245.8+167
Certificate Level, nfd911.51.2360.60.9+55
No qualification2,42439.330.62,52742.635.7-103
Inadequately described or not stated1883.02.42955.03.3-107
Total Persons6,175100.0100.05,938100.0100.0+237

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Construction) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 57.7% of the resident workers (Construction) held educational qualifications, and 39.3% had no qualifications, compared with 67.0% and 30.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) of the City of Brimbank and (Victoria) were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) with No qualification (39.3% compared to 30.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) with Certificate III & IV Level (39.4% compared to 47.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) with Bachelor or Higher degree (9.4% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+176 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+167 persons)
  • No qualification (-103 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+55 persons)

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