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Resident workers - Qualifications

47.2% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 52.2% 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 degree1,18815.618.792913.314.2+259
Advanced Diploma or Diploma87111.411.26609.49.2+211
Certificate I and II Level841.11.1821.21.2+2
Certificate III & IV Level1,26916.619.01,14816.418.4+121
Certificate Level, nfd1892.52.31041.51.6+85
No qualification3,78749.644.63,70152.850.4+86
Inadequately described or not stated2483.23.23835.55.0-135

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 18.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 19.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 2.3% No qualification, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 44.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 15.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 11.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 16.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.5% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 49.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.2%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +259 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +211 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +2 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +121 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +85 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +86 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -135
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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) 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, 47.2% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) held educational qualifications, and 49.6% had no qualifications, compared with 52.2% and 44.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with No qualifications (49.6% compared to 44.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.6% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (16.6% compared to 19.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+259 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+211 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+121 people )
  • No qualifications (+86 people )

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