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Resident workers - Qualifications

55.6% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 44.6% for Manufacturing.

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%Manufacturing%Number%Manufacturing%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree31324.914.824421.011.3+69
Advanced Diploma or Diploma15812.68.311710.17.1+41
Certificate I and II Level241.91.0191.61.0+5
Certificate III & IV Level18014.319.015913.718.5+21
Certificate Level, nfd252.01.5292.51.2-4
No qualification51140.652.754646.955.7-35
Inadequately described or not stated473.72.7494.25.3-2

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 - Manufacturing : 14.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 8.3% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 19.0% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 1.5% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 52.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services : 24.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services : 12.6% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services : 14.3% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.0% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services : 40.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.7%
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 - Arts and Recreation Services: +69 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services: +41 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services: +5 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services: +21 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services: -4 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services: -35 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Arts and Recreation Services: -2
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 (Arts and Recreation Services) in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Manufacturing shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 55.6% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) held educational qualifications, and 40.6% had no qualifications, compared with 44.6% and 52.7% respectively for Manufacturing.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) of the City of Brimbank and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (24.9% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with No qualifications (40.6% compared to 52.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (14.3% compared to 19.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+69 people )

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