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Resident workers - Qualifications

48.9% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 78.8% for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree74320.955.751416.651.6+229
Advanced Diploma or Diploma40911.514.533710.914.2+72
Certificate I and II Level461.30.5491.60.6-3
Certificate III & IV Level46913.26.640713.27.0+62
Certificate Level, nfd722.01.5632.01.7+9
No qualification1,69247.618.81,52749.421.5+165
Inadequately described or not stated1273.62.41916.23.3-64

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 55.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 14.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 6.6% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.5% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 18.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 20.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 13.2% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 2.0% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 47.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 3.6%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +229 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +72 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: -3 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +62 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +9 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +165 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: -64
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 (Administrative and Support Services) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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, 48.9% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) held educational qualifications, and 47.6% had no qualifications, compared with 78.8% and 18.8% respectively for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) of the City of Brimbank and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with No qualifications (47.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (13.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.9% compared to 55.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.5% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+229 people )
  • No qualifications (+165 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+72 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+62 people )

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