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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Broken Hill City, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Mining 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 Broken Hill City.

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, Broken Hill City 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
Broken Hill City - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,12816.59.294213.76.9+186
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5808.54.74797.04.1+101
Certificate I and II Level1311.91.11301.90.9+1
Certificate III & IV Level1,92928.243.11,77725.941.3+152
Certificate Level, nfd1642.41.61241.80.7+40
No qualification2,67739.137.83,05544.543.4-378
Inadequately described or not stated2323.42.73535.12.6-121

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, Mining: 9.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Mining: 4.7% Certificate I and II Level, Mining: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Mining: 43.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Mining: 1.6% No qualification, Mining: 37.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, All industries: 16.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 8.5% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 28.2% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 2.4% No qualification, All industries: 39.1%
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, Broken Hill City - All industries: +186 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Broken Hill City - All industries: +101 Certificate I and II Level, Broken Hill City - All industries: +1 Certificate III & IV Level, Broken Hill City - All industries: +152 Certificate Level, nfd, Broken Hill City - All industries: +40 No qualification, Broken Hill City - All industries: -378
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 in Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to the Mining workforce within Broken Hill City shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 29.3% of the held educational qualifications, and 39.1% had no qualifications, compared with 16.5% and 37.8% respectively for the Mining workforce within Broken Hill City.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Broken Hill City and the Mining workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (39.1% compared to 37.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (28.2% compared to 43.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-378 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+186 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+152 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+101 local workers)

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