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Resident workers - Qualifications

40.9% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 76.7% for Health Care and Social Assistance.

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%Health Care and Social Assistance%Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree82813.839.851810.333.4+310
Advanced Diploma or Diploma72712.116.858311.613.8+144
Certificate I and II Level540.91.0881.71.2-34
Certificate III & IV Level77212.916.159111.716.7+181
Certificate Level, nfd661.13.0511.03.0+15
No qualification3,38656.619.62,93858.425.2+448
Inadequately described or not stated1542.63.82625.26.7-108

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance : 39.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance : 16.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance : 16.1% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.0% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance : 19.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 13.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 12.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 12.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.1% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 56.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.6%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +310 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +144 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -34 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +181 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +15 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +448 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -108
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Health Care and Social Assistance 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, 40.9% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) held educational qualifications, and 56.6% had no qualifications, compared with 76.7% and 19.6% respectively for Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Brimbank and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with No qualifications (56.6% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (13.8% compared to 39.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.1% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (12.9% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+448 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+310 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+181 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+144 people )

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