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Resident workers - Qualifications

56.7% of the female resident workers in the City of Brimbank have qualifications, compared to 74.3% 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 female resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the female 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 - Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree10,22829.050.08,00724.044.3+2,221
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,54112.915.23,72511.213.7+816
Certificate I and II Level4491.30.75371.61.0-88
Certificate III & IV Level3,97011.36.43,36010.16.4+610
Certificate Level, nfd8332.42.07422.22.8+91
No qualification14,05939.822.815,10745.328.1-1,048
Inadequately described or not stated1,2053.43.01,8395.53.6-634

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 : 50.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 15.2% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 6.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.0% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 22.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 3.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - All industries : 29.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - All industries : 12.9% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - All industries : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - All industries : 11.3% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - All industries : 2.4% No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries : 39.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - All industries : 3.4%
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: +2,221 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - All industries: +816 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: -88 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +610 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - All industries: +91 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: -1,048 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank - All industries: -634
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 female resident workers in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that there was a lower proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 56.7% of the female resident workers held educational qualifications, and 39.8% had no qualifications, compared with 74.3% and 22.8% respectively for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers with No qualifications (39.8% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (29.0% compared to 50.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.9% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+2,221 females )
  • No qualifications (-1,048 females )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+816 females )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+610 females )

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