City of Brimbank
Local workers - Qualifications - All industries
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|City of Brimbank - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||16,735||25.2||23.3||12,045||20.7||9.8||+4,690|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||7,199||10.8||3.3||5,244||9.0||5.4||+1,955|
|Certificate I and II Level||673||1.0||1.4||671||1.2||0||+2|
|Certificate III & IV Level||12,915||19.4||16.2||11,008||18.9||15.2||+1,907|
|Certificate Level, nfd||1,253||1.9||0||899||1.5||0||+354|
|Inadequately described or not stated||2,020||3.0||4.3||2,812||4.8||2.7||-792|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 58.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 38.6% had no qualifications, compared with 44.3% and 51.4% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of the City of Brimbank and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (38.6% compared to 51.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (10.8% compared to 3.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (19.4% compared to 16.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (25.2% compared to 23.3%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+4,690 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+1,955 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+1,907 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+354 local workers)