Burwood Council area

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Burwood Council area, the workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 Burwood Council area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
Burwood Council area - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree8,11350.838.47,05042.432.6+1,063
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,96312.311.02,09912.611.1-136
Certificate I and II Level1430.91.21510.91.2-8
Certificate III & IV Level1,4208.918.11,74710.518.7-327
Certificate Level, nfd3132.01.93832.32.3-70
No qualification3,55322.327.04,72528.431.1-1,172
Inadequately described or not stated4522.82.34762.92.9-24
Total Persons15,957100.0100.016,631100.0100.0-674

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Burwood Council area in 2021 compared to New South Wales 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, 74.9% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 22.3% had no qualifications, compared with 70.7% and 27.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Burwood Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (50.8% compared to 38.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (8.9% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (22.3% compared to 27.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (12.3% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Burwood Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • No qualification (-1,172 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,063 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-327 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-136 local workers)

Burwood Council

economic profile