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Local workers - Qualifications - Education and Training

In the City of Brimbank, the Education and Training workforce has 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 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 - Education and Training20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,55363.466.23,04462.163.3+509
Advanced Diploma or Diploma58110.410.551610.511.2+65
Certificate I and II Level470.80.6471.00.70
Certificate III & IV Level4377.87.23076.36.9+130
Certificate Level, nfd841.51.2711.41.1+13
No qualification80114.312.777115.714.5+30
Inadequately described or not stated1031.81.71493.02.3-46

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: 66.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 10.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 0.6% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria: 7.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.2% No qualification, Victoria: 12.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, City of Brimbank: 63.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank: 10.4% Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank: 7.8% Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.5% No qualification, City of Brimbank: 14.3%
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 - Education and Training: +509 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +65 Certificate I and II Level, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +130 Certificate Level, nfd, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +13 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Education and Training: +30
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 Education and Training 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, 76.1% of the Education and Training held educational qualifications, and 14.3% had no qualifications, compared with 78.4% and 12.7% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (14.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (7.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (1.5% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (63.4% compared to 66.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+509 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+130 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+65 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+30 local workers)

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