City of Brimbank

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the City of Brimbank, the workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to Wholesale Trade.

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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Brimbank in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers qualifications
City of Brimbank - All industries 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Wholesale TradeNumber%. Wholesale Trade2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree16,73525.221.812,04520.714.8+4,690
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,19910.810.45,2449.08.7+1,955
Certificate I and II Level6731.01.16711.21.1+2
Certificate III & IV Level12,91519.420.611,00818.917.9+1,907
Certificate Level, nfd1,2531.91.98991.51.4+354
No qualification25,69938.642.225,53443.951.4+165
Inadequately described or not stated2,0203.02.12,8124.84.6-792
Total Persons66,494100.0100.058,213100.0100.0+8,281

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Wholesale Trade 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 55.7% and 42.2% respectively for Wholesale Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (38.6% compared to 42.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (25.2% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (19.4% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Inadequately described or not stated (3.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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)

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