City of Brimbank

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Brimbank, the workforce has a lower proportion with University 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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for the City of Brimbank.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
City of Brimbank - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree23,88130.639.016,73525.233.3+7,146
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,68711.111.57,19910.811.5+1,488
Certificate I and II Level8021.01.06731.01.0+129
Certificate III & IV Level14,37718.417.112,91519.418.1+1,462
Certificate Level, nfd1,3651.71.51,2531.91.8+112
No qualification27,07934.727.825,69938.631.6+1,380
Inadequately described or not stated1,9022.42.22,0203.02.8-118
Total Persons78,093100.0100.066,494100.0100.0+11,599

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Brimbank in 2021 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, 62.9% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 34.7% had no qualifications, compared with 70.1% and 27.8% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (30.6% compared to 39.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (34.7% compared to 27.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (18.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (11.1% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+7,146 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+1,488 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+1,462 local workers)
  • No qualification (+1,380 local workers)

City of Brimbank

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