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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Brimbank, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Victoria.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for City of Brimbank.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers qualifications
City of Brimbank - All industries2016
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %
Bachelor or Higher degree16,73525.233.3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,19910.811.5
Certificate I and II Level6731.01.0
Certificate III & IV Level12,91519.418.1
Certificate Level, nfd1,2531.91.8
No qualification25,69938.631.6
Inadequately described or not stated2,0203.02.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Victoria: 33.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 11.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria: 18.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.8% No qualification, Victoria: 31.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank: 25.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank: 19.4% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.9% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 38.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank - All industries: +16,735 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - All industries: +7,199 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +673 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - All industries: +12,915 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,253 No qualification, City of Brimbank - All industries: +25,699
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 in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 38.9% of the held educational qualifications, and 38.6% had no qualifications, compared with 47.6% and 31.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (38.6% compared to 31.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.4% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (25.2% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.8% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+25,699 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+16,735 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+12,915 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+7,199 local workers)

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