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Resident workers - Qualifications

42.5% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 45.6% 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, 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%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,51518.019.11,06812.714.0+447
Advanced Diploma or Diploma84310.09.77008.38.2+143
Certificate I and II Level1081.31.51381.61.7-30
Certificate III & IV Level95811.413.58279.812.7+131
Certificate Level, nfd1521.81.81261.51.5+26
No qualification4,60054.752.05,19461.657.9-594
Inadequately described or not stated2352.82.43794.54.0-144

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, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 19.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 9.7% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 13.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 1.8% No qualification, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 52.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 2.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade : 18.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade : 10.0% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade : 11.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade : 1.8% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade : 54.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade : 2.8%
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 - Retail Trade: +447 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade: +143 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade: -30 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade: +131 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade: +26 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade: -594 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Retail Trade: -144
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 (Retail Trade) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 42.5% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) held educational qualifications, and 54.7% had no qualifications, compared with 45.6% and 52.0% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with No qualifications (54.7% compared to 52.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (18.0% compared to 19.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-594 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+447 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+143 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+131 people )

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