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Local workers - Qualifications - Education and Training

In Cardinia Shire, the Education and Training workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Victoria.

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 Cardinia Shire.

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.

Local workers qualifications
Cardinia Shire - Education and Training20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,65462.166.21,16360.963.3+491
Advanced Diploma or Diploma31211.710.520210.611.2+110
Certificate I and II Level301.10.6211.10.7+9
Certificate III & IV Level2388.97.21477.76.9+91
Certificate Level, nfd491.81.2382.01.1+11
No qualification32812.312.728615.014.5+42
Inadequately described or not stated522.01.7532.82.3-1

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, Victoria: 66.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Victoria: 10.5% Certificate I and II Level, Victoria: 0.6% Certificate III & IV Level, Victoria: 7.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Victoria: 1.2% No qualification, Victoria: 12.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cardinia Shire: 62.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire: 11.7% Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire: 8.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire: 1.8% No qualification, Cardinia Shire: 12.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +491 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +110 Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +9 Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +91 Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +11 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Education and Training: +42
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 Education and Training in Cardinia Shire in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a similar proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 76.8% of the Education and Training held educational qualifications, and 12.3% had no qualifications, compared with 78.4% and 12.7% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Education and Training workforce in Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (8.9% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.7% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (1.8% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (62.1% compared to 66.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+491 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+110 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+91 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+42 local workers)

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