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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Camden Council area, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Health Care and Social Assistance 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 Camden Council area.

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, Camden Council area 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
Camden Council area - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Health Care and Social Assistance %Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree4,16817.131.12,62714.925.7+1,541
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,55710.518.81,5178.615.8+1,040
Certificate I and II Level3321.41.02621.51.4+70
Certificate III & IV Level6,39726.221.34,34524.619.7+2,052
Certificate Level, nfd5732.33.23922.24.1+181
No qualification9,69539.721.87,69543.527.0+2,000
Inadequately described or not stated7192.92.98394.76.4-120

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, Health Care and Social Assistance: 31.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Health Care and Social Assistance: 18.8% Certificate I and II Level, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Health Care and Social Assistance: 21.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.2% No qualification, Health Care and Social Assistance: 21.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, All industries: 17.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 10.5% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 1.4% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 26.2% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 2.3% No qualification, All industries: 39.7%
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, Camden Council area - All industries: +1,541 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Camden Council area - All industries: +1,040 Certificate I and II Level, Camden Council area - All industries: +70 Certificate III & IV Level, Camden Council area - All industries: +2,052 Certificate Level, nfd, Camden Council area - All industries: +181 No qualification, Camden Council area - All industries: +2,000
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 Camden Council area in 2016 compared to the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Camden Council area shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 31.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 39.7% had no qualifications, compared with 54.1% and 21.8% respectively for the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Camden Council area.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in Camden Council area and the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (39.7% compared to 21.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (26.2% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (17.1% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (10.5% compared to 18.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Camden Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+2,052 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+2,000 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,541 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,040 local workers)

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