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Resident workers - Qualifications

27.7% of the resident workers in Broken Hill City have qualifications, compared to 47.2% for New South Wales.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for Broken Hill City's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Broken Hill City's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Broken Hill City 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,03114.932.688512.627.9+146
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5928.611.24786.810.5+114
Certificate I and II Level1271.81.21301.91.4-3
Certificate III & IV Level1,97328.618.71,85026.418.9+123
Certificate Level, nfd1642.42.31331.91.9+31
No qualification2,77140.231.13,18145.434.8-410
Inadequately described or not stated2413.52.93454.94.5-104

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Broken Hill City - All industries : 14.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Broken Hill City - All industries : 8.6% Certificate I and II Level, Broken Hill City - All industries : 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Broken Hill City - All industries : 28.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Broken Hill City - All industries : 2.4% No qualification, Broken Hill City - All industries : 40.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Broken Hill City - All industries : 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Broken Hill City - All industries: +146 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Broken Hill City - All industries: +114 Certificate I and II Level, Broken Hill City - All industries: -3 Certificate III & IV Level, Broken Hill City - All industries: +123 Certificate Level, nfd, Broken Hill City - All industries: +31 No qualification, Broken Hill City - All industries: -410 Inadequately described or not stated, Broken Hill City - All industries: -104
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 resident workers in Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 27.7% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 40.2% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (28.6% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (40.2% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.9% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.6% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-410 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+146 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+123 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+114 people )

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