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Resident workers - Qualifications

68.4% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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 degree48841.339.840332.933.4+85
Advanced Diploma or Diploma16714.116.817214.113.8-5
Certificate I and II Level131.11.090.71.2+4
Certificate III & IV Level11810.016.115712.816.7-39
Certificate Level, nfd221.93.0231.93.0-1
No qualification34729.419.641333.725.2-66
Inadequately described or not stated272.33.8473.86.7-20

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 - Information Media and Telecommunications : 41.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications : 14.1% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications : 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications : 10.0% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications : 1.9% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications : 29.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications : 2.3%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: +85 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -5 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: +4 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -39 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -1 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -66 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Information Media and Telecommunications: -20
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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, 68.4% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) held educational qualifications, and 29.4% 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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) of the City of Brimbank and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with No qualifications (29.4% compared to 19.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (41.3% compared to 39.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate III & IV Levels (10.0% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (14.1% compared to 16.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+85 people )
  • No qualifications (-66 people )

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