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Resident workers - Qualifications

54.7% of the male resident workers in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 72.2% for Financial and Insurance 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 male resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the male 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 - Males20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Financial and Insurance Services%Number%Financial and Insurance Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree9,41421.048.17,59517.641.4+1,819
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,64710.413.73,9179.112.4+730
Certificate I and II Level3660.80.63470.80.7+19
Certificate III & IV Level9,34320.98.49,09121.17.8+252
Certificate Level, nfd7111.61.34981.22.2+213
No qualification18,77842.025.719,29344.831.5-515
Inadequately described or not stated1,4933.32.12,3155.44.0-822

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 - Financial and Insurance Services : 48.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 13.7% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.6% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 8.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.3% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 25.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - All industries : 21.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - All industries : 10.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - All industries : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - All industries : 20.9% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - All industries : 1.6% No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries : 42.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - All industries : 3.3%
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 - All industries: +1,819 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - All industries: +730 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +19 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +252 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - All industries: +213 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: -515 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - All industries: -822
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 male resident workers in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Financial and Insurance Services shows that there was a lower proportion of males holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 54.7% of the male resident workers held educational qualifications, and 42.0% had no qualifications, compared with 72.2% and 25.7% respectively for Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the male resident workers of the City of Brimbank and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with No qualifications (42.0% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (20.9% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.0% compared to 48.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.4% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the male resident workers in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,819 males )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+730 males )
  • No qualifications (-515 males )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+252 males )

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