City of Brimbank

Local workers - Qualifications - Health Care and Social Assistance

In the City of Brimbank, the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce has a higher 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 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3,88450.148.12,56842.643.0+1,316
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,18515.315.979713.214.0+388
Certificate I and II Level710.91.0711.21.2--
Certificate III & IV Level1,02713.214.487014.414.8+157
Certificate Level, nfd1912.52.41602.72.3+31
No qualification1,15214.915.31,23320.519.5-81
Inadequately described or not stated2443.13.03305.55.2-86
Total Persons7,754100.0100.06,029100.0100.0+1,725

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 Victoria 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, 82.0% of the workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) who held educational qualifications, and 14.9% had no qualifications, compared with 81.7% and 15.3% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degree (50.1% compared to 48.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Level (13.2% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (15.3% compared to 15.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with No qualification (14.9% compared to 15.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,316 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+388 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+157 local workers)
  • No qualification (-81 local workers)

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