Cardinia Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Cardinia Shire, the workforce has a lower proportion with University qualifications compared to Casey-Cardinia Region.

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 Cardinia Shire.

Data source

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, Cardinia Shire 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.
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Local workers qualifications
Cardinia Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Casey-Cardinia RegionNumber%. Casey-Cardinia Region2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree4,38118.922.62,85815.518.5+1,523
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,62611.312.01,7059.29.8+921
Certificate I and II Level3091.31.32741.51.5+35
Certificate III & IV Level5,63024.321.44,31023.321.0+1,320
Certificate Level, nfd4862.12.03181.71.7+168
No qualification9,05539.137.88,20044.443.1+855
Inadequately described or not stated6622.92.98104.44.4-148
Total Persons23,149100.0100.018,475100.0100.0+4,674

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 in Cardinia Shire in 2016 compared to Casey-Cardinia Region 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, 58.0% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 39.1% had no qualifications, compared with 59.3% and 37.8% respectively for Casey-Cardinia Region.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of Cardinia Shire and Casey-Cardinia Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (18.9% compared to 22.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (24.3% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualification (39.1% compared to 37.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (11.3% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+1,523 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+1,320 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+921 local workers)
  • No qualification (+855 local workers)

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