Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

61.0% of the resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire have qualifications, compared to 52.3% for Arts and Recreation Services.

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 Cardinia Shire'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 , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Cardinia Shire'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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
Cardinia Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Arts and Recreation ServicesNumber%. Arts and Recreation Services2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree7,92717.616.55,19714.311.0+2,730
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,49012.213.03,4969.611.2+1,994
Certificate I and II Level6091.42.35461.52.6+63
Certificate III & IV Level12,48327.819.99,49126.219.2+2,992
Certificate Level, nfd9042.00.76261.72.0+278
No qualification16,28836.244.315,40842.548.4+880
Inadequately described or not stated1,2612.83.41,4974.15.7-236
Total Persons44,962100.0100.036,261100.0100.0+8,701

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire in 2016 compared to Arts and Recreation Services shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 61.0% of the resident workers (All industries) held educational qualifications, and 36.2% had no qualifications, compared with 52.3% and 44.3% respectively for Arts and Recreation Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) of Cardinia Shire and (Arts and Recreation Services) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (36.2% compared to 44.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (27.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) with Certificate Level, nfd (2.0% compared to 0.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Certificate III & IV Level (+2,992 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+2,730 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+1,994 persons)
  • No qualification (+880 persons)

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