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Cardinia Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Cardinia Shire, the female workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary 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 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 - All industries- Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Casey-Cardinia Region %Number%Casey-Cardinia Region %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree2,71323.026.81,77218.922.2+941
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,66914.214.41,06411.411.7+605
Certificate I and II Level2281.91.72052.22.0+23
Certificate III & IV Level1,96116.615.01,40415.013.6+557
Certificate Level, nfd3252.82.52292.42.4+96
No qualification4,54938.636.74,24445.443.5+305
Inadequately described or not stated3402.92.94404.74.7-100

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, Casey-Cardinia Region: 26.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Casey-Cardinia Region: 14.4% Certificate I and II Level, Casey-Cardinia Region: 1.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Casey-Cardinia Region: 15.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Casey-Cardinia Region: 2.5% No qualification, Casey-Cardinia Region: 36.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, Cardinia Shire: 23.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire: 14.2% Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire: 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire: 16.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire: 2.8% No qualification, Cardinia Shire: 38.6%
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 - All industries: +941 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +605 Certificate I and II Level, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +23 Certificate III & IV Level, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +557 Certificate Level, nfd, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +96 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - All industries: +305
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 female in Cardinia Shire in 2016 compared to Casey-Cardinia Region shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 41.9% of the female held educational qualifications, and 38.6% had no qualifications, compared with 45.4% and 36.7% respectively for Casey-Cardinia Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of female local workers with No qualifications (38.6% compared to 36.7%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (16.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (2.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (23.0% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+941 female local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+605 female local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+557 female local workers)
  • No qualifications (+305 female local workers)

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