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Resident workers - Qualifications

44.4% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in Cardinia Shire have qualifications, compared to 45.6% 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 degree4539.219.12656.414.0+188
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4859.89.72876.98.2+198
Certificate I and II Level992.01.5852.11.7+14
Certificate III & IV Level1,05521.413.577918.812.7+276
Certificate Level, nfd1012.01.8731.81.5+28
No qualification2,62953.352.02,50460.557.9+125
Inadequately described or not stated1122.32.41493.64.0-37

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 - Retail Trade  : 19.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 9.7% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 13.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 1.8% No qualification, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 52.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Victoria - Retail Trade  : 2.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 9.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 9.8% Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 2.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 21.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 2.0% No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 53.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade : 2.3%
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 - Retail Trade: +188 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +198 Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +14 Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +276 Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +28 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +125 Inadequately described or not stated, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: -37
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 (Retail Trade) 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, 44.4% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) held educational qualifications, and 53.3% had no qualifications, compared with 45.6% and 52.0% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (21.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with No qualifications (53.3% compared to 52.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.2% compared to 19.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+276 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+198 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+188 people )
  • No qualifications (+125 people )

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