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Resident workers - Qualifications

51.7% of the resident workers (Mining) in Cardinia Shire have qualifications, compared to 71.3% for Victoria.

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, Occupation 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.

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

Resident workers qualifications
Cardinia Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2312.828.7149.528.5+9
Advanced Diploma or Diploma147.87.6117.46.7+3
Certificate I and II Level00.00.800.00.80
Certificate III & IV Level5631.132.75134.529.7+5
Certificate Level, nfd00.01.600.01.20
No qualification7541.726.46644.629.9+9
Inadequately described or not stated126.72.364.13.2+6

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, Victoria - Mining  : 28.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria - Mining  : 7.6% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria - Mining  : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria - Mining  : 32.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria - Mining  : 1.6% No qualification, Victoria - Mining  : 26.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria - Mining  : 2.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cardinia Shire - Mining : 12.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire - Mining : 7.8% Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire - Mining : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire - Mining : 31.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire - Mining : 0.0% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Mining : 41.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Cardinia Shire - Mining : 6.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +9 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +3 Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +5 Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire - Mining: 0 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +9 Inadequately described or not stated, Cardinia Shire - Mining: +6
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 (Mining) in Cardinia Shire in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 51.7% of the resident workers (Mining) held educational qualifications, and 41.7% had no qualifications, compared with 71.3% and 26.4% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) with No qualifications (41.7% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.8% compared to 28.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) with Certificate III & IV Levels (31.1% compared to 32.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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