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Local workers - Qualifications - Construction

In the City of Brimbank, the Construction workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce.

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 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, 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.

Local workers qualifications
City of Brimbank - Construction20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Information Media and Telecom-munications %Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree59810.332.33266.824.5+272
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4748.211.62825.912.0+192
Certificate I and II Level410.70.9380.81.3+3
Certificate III & IV Level2,37340.913.21,96040.711.6+413
Certificate Level, nfd801.40.7410.90.7+39
No qualification2,06835.638.81,97041.046.7+98
Inadequately described or not stated1733.02.51934.03.3-20

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, Information Media and Telecommunications: 32.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Information Media and Telecommunications: 11.6% Certificate I and II Level, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Information Media and Telecommunications: 13.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.7% No qualification, Information Media and Telecommunications: 38.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Construction: 10.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Construction: 8.2% Certificate I and II Level, Construction: 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Construction: 40.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Construction: 1.4% No qualification, Construction: 35.6%
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 - Construction: +272 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Construction: +192 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Construction: +3 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Construction: +413 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Construction: +39 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Construction: +98
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 Construction in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 20.5% of the Construction held educational qualifications, and 35.6% had no qualifications, compared with 45.5% and 38.8% respectively for the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Construction workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (40.9% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (10.3% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.2% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (35.6% compared to 38.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+413 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+272 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+192 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+98 local workers)

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