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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|City of Brimbank - Health Care and Social Assistance||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||3,884||50.1||48.1||2,568||42.6||43.0||+1,316|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||1,185||15.3||15.9||797||13.2||14.0||+388|
|Certificate I and II Level||71||0.9||1.0||71||1.2||1.2||--|
|Certificate III & IV Level||1,027||13.2||14.4||870||14.4||14.8||+157|
|Certificate Level, nfd||191||2.5||2.4||160||2.7||2.3||+31|
|Inadequately described or not stated||244||3.1||3.0||330||5.5||5.2||-86|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)